In the winter of 1889-1890, Montrealers Mina Douglas and Eva Findlay opened the soup kitchen that would become the Old Brewery Mission. It underwent its first transformation in the 1920s, when it became a shelter for men experiencing homelessness. Since then, the Old Brewery Mission has never stopped evolving.
Opening of the Patricia Mackenzie Pavilion for women
Inauguration of the Marcelle and Jean Coutu Pavilion, our first rental housing complex
Launch of Le Pont-TD, our first rehousing program for homeless people in Montreal
Opening of the Lise Watier Pavilion for women in the process of social reintegration
Start-up of the Café Mission Keurig respite center and creation of the Annexe program, now called the Accueil program
Launch of the PRISM-Cogeco program for mental health
Launch of the Pause-Santé program
Start-up of the La Traversée Grace Dart Foundation program for aging people
Opening of the Voisines de Lanaudière relais housing for women
Set-up of a Prevention Department and the Québec Homelessness Prevention Policy Collaborative
Opening of the Voisines de Lartigue women’s rehousing project
Inauguration of the Logements du Parc men’s rehousing pavilion
At the Old Brewery Mission, we are constantly modernizing our services and introducing new programs to help our clients achieve sustainable reaffiliation.
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