Mission Accomplished


Yes, thanks to donors like you, we can end chronic homelessness in Montreal!

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Merely taking in homeless men and women at our shelters and watching them come back time and time again is not the solution.

In fact, this only perpetuates the cycle of homelessness, hence our plan based on six key priorities:

Enhanced emergency

support programs

permanent housing

Adapted physical and
mental health services

Community outreach
and support

Research and knowledge
on homelessness

Enhanced emergency services

Every homeless person who knocks at the Old Brewery Mission’s door meets with a counselor. They are rapidly referred to a personalized program that leads to affordable, permanent housing, with all the necessary psychosocial support.

Personalized support programs

We have many programs for men and women that address all aspects of homelessness. They allow homeless people to acquire the skills needed to find a stable home, as well as regain their autonomy and dignity.

Affordable permanent housing

Thanks to our many partners, more than 300 housing units are available in Montreal for homeless people. We need more.

Adapted physical and mental health services

The Old Brewery Mission works with community and public health institutions to provide homeless people with appropriate medical and psychiatric care for their various conditions.

Community outreach and support

Counselors make follow-up visits to previously homeless people who are now housed. In addition, outreach workers meet homeless men and women who tend to avoid shelters, so that they can take advantage of the services that will help them leave the street behind.

Research and knowledge on homelessness

To effectively address this social problem, we must fully understand it. That is why the Old Brewery Mission created a research department that works with various institutions to enhance and share vital information on this issue.

How will your donation be invested?

It will support these six key priorities and help to enhance our psychosocial support programs and other life-changing services. It will also help us to find more permanent and affordable housing for homeless men and women.

To end chronic homelessness in Montreal, please give generously in support of our plan. There’s no doubt that your donation will help to write a remarkable chapter in our history, and one of the most awe-inspiring chapters in Montreal’s history: the one about a city where every citizen has their dignity and a home to call their own.

Thank you in advance for your contribution!

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Meet the people who say, "Ending homelessness is achievable!"

- Claudia, cook -

“A hot meal can go a long way toward helping a homeless person make it through the day, but that’s only the beginning. It takes a lot more than soup to get someone off the streets for good.”

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- Lloyd, donor -

“As a long-time donor of the Old Brewery Mission, I’ve seen first-hand how vital their work is. At the Mission, homeless men and women are treated with respect and compassion, but most importantly, they are presented with real opportunities to leave homelessness behind through personalized support, health and housing programs. To donate to the Mission is to invest in the well-being of all Montrealers.”

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- Aurélie, volunteer -

“If we can shift the perception of homelessness so that most people believe that it’s unacceptable on both a human and a social scale, then things will definitely start to change.”

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- Mario, a formerly homeless veteran -

“I ended up spending my last $72 on a motel room, then the next day I had nothing left. The Old Brewery Mission helped me get back on my feet quickly and find an apartment - a place where I feel at home.”

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- Sophie, resident at the Lise Watier Pavilion -

“For me, having a safe, affordable place to live is what really helped me move forward. I was able to find myself again and build up the strength I needed to continue on.”

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- Matthew Pearce, CEO, Old Brewery Mission -

“The Old Brewery Mission is serious about its commitment to end chronic homelessness. We know it’s possible. When the people who come to the Mission for help stay only as long as it takes for them to get back on their feet, we can proudly say to each and every one of them: Mission accomplished! Till then, let’s work together towards this viable goal. Montreal can—and should be—a city where homelessness is a thing of the past.”

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Homelessness is not a given, but rather a phenomenon that we can—and must—put an end to. Please, give generously.


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514 788-1884, ext. 255


PO Box 278, Station Place D’Armes

Montreal (Quebec) H2Y 3G7

Please make your cheque payable to
the Old Brewery Mission Foundation

Telephone donation from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.*

*The administrative offices operate under a special schedule during the holidays.

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.

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