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Halte chaleur 2020: Program Evaluation and Research Report


The following study sought to better understand the diversity and perspectives of individuals accessing a temporary nighttime centre in Montreal throughout winter 2020.

Additionally, this study aimed to address the question: “What makes an individual service user choose to remain in a low barrier service with no sleeping accommodations?” Based on interviews with 22 individuals accessing this nighttime service, this study reveals a compelling and new diversity of profiles and experiences from amongst those navigating low barrier, emergency and rehousing services in Montreal.