For most people confined to home for the past six weeks, it can be difficult to imagine a day in the life of frontline workers. It’s even more difficult to imagine experiencing homelessness at a time like this: where to go and how to stay safe from the coronavirus? To answer these questions, we’ve put together a photo-reportage to give you a glimpse of our adapted homelessness services during the pandemic.
These photos were taken by Christian Blais, who made sure to comply with physical distancing guidelines and wore the necessary personal protective equipment.
With support from the government and community resources, these services were mobilized quickly, with others soon to follow.
Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante applauded the efforts of partners such as the Old Brewery Mission in a press release (French only).
To support our staffing needs, we have hired several people and will continue to add to our team in the field. Our expanded team is working hard to provide emergency services across the city, as you can see in the photos above, and implement the recommended prevention measures.
To date, no cases of COVID-19 have been reported at our facilities—proof that our efforts are paying off amid this unprecedented crisis.
We need your help to keep up our work. Please donate to help our frontline services continue responding to the pandemic.