Help homeless Montrealers wake up in a real home
Kavy, a participant in our Accueil program for men experiencing homelessness for the first time, is one of the growing number of young adults turning to us for help.
Support the Old Brewery Mission and help people experiencing homelessness leave the street behind – once and for all.Donate now
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT MORE THAN EVER THIS WINTER
Your generosity makes it possible for us to:
- Serve more than 4,000 homeless men and women
- Offer emergency shelter and psychosocial support services, 24/7
- Provide physical and mental health care tailored to the needs of homeless people
- Provide close to 400 affordable housing units and related support across the city
Did you know?
96% of the people who have participated in our housing programs are now living in their own apartment.
Ginette, seen here in her own apartment, once slept in a bunk bed at the Patricia Mackenzie Pavilion, our emergency shelter for women. You can help more people like Ginette find a home and rebuild their lives.DONATE NOW
COVID-19 AND WINTER OPERATIONS: OUR WORK ON THE FRONTLINE
24/7 EMERGENCY RESPONSE
Our frontline staff work side-by-side with public health authorities and other organizations to provide life-changing services to over 3,000 homeless Montrealers: safe accommodations, psychosocial support and assistance to find permanent, affordable housing are all part of our emergency response.Support Our 24/7 Emergency Response
AND WARMING CENTRES
In partnership with the City of Montreal, including the STM and SPVM, our shuttle service provides safe rides to warming centres and shelters across the city to make sure no one has to stay out in the cold during the winter months.Support Our Shuttle Service and Warming Centres
ADAPTED MEAL SERVICES
Our kitchen is busy serving 1,000 meals a day, including take-out and vegetarian options, to homeless Montrealers like Frank, pictured here eating at our cafeteria adapted to COVID-19 restrictions.Support Our Adapted Meal Services
Our intervention counsellors venture outside our walls on a daily basis, getting to know people who live on the street—often on the margins of society—to connect them to life-saving services.Support Our Community Outreach Initiatives
Our innovative health programs include regular medical check-ups and treatment for serious mental illness for homeless men and women, all within our walls and in partnership with the public health sector.Support Our Health & Psychosocial Services
Our counsellors continue to make at-home visits to people who, like Stephanie pictured here, were previously homeless and need extra support to rebuild their lives and reintegrate the community.Support our Housing Services
To support our work on the frontline and transform the lives of homeless men and women.
By helping Montreal’s most vulnerable people access affordable housing, we can end homelessness and keep everyone safe. Please, give generously.
514 788-1884, ext. 255
PO Box 278, Station Place D’Armes
Montreal (Quebec) H2Y 3G7*
Telephone donation from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.**
*Please make your cheque payable to the Old Brewery Mission Foundation
**The administrative offices operate under a special schedule during the holidays.
Homelessness in Montreal: The Old Brewery Mission on the Frontline of the 5th Wave of the Pandemic
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Vaccine Passport and Homelessness: CEO James Hughes Raises Concerns
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Help Homeless Montrealers Wake Up in a Real Home
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Homeless to Housed: New Rapid Rehousing Initiative
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About the Old Brewery Mission
Founded in 1889, the Old Brewery Mission had transformed from a soup kitchen to a shelter by the end of the 19th century. Today, the Mission is a diverse network of facilities, programs and services at the forefront of the quest to end chronic homelessness in Montreal. It remains dedicated to providing life-saving services to all those who knock at its door.