Thanks to incredible support from our community, we were able to celebrate a number of milestones in 2016 and make significant progress toward ending chronic homelessness in Montreal. Room was made for some radical changes at the Mission, which resulted in:
- A significant increase in affordable housing options for hundreds of homeless men and women in Montreal
- Advances in mental healthcare treatment, including the Projet de reaffiliation en itinérance et santé mentale (PRISM-Cogeco), through which we welcomed 118 homeless people with persistent, serious mental health problems
- Improved access to medical attention through our walk-in clinic, where 282 homeless men and women received care for health problems that would otherwise have been left untreated
- Gains in our women’s services and accommodations, including welcoming 544 women to the Patricia Mackenzie Pavilion, where they can access counselling, daily home-cooked meals and the necessary resources to begin healing
- 28 additional beds in our transition programs, Étape and Étape+, aimed specifically at chronically homeless men, where a total of 72 participants can benefit from individual counselling, three hot meals a day and unrestricted access to our facilities
- Continued research advancements through the ongoing Old Brewery Mission – McGill University research department collaboration
We thank you wholeheartedly for your continued support and commitment to ending chronic homelessness. A new year is on its way and the possibilities are limitless.