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  • Writer's pictureCarey Tate

"Aire Ouverte" youth services centre open in Kirkland.

The Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l'Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal has officially opened its Kirkland Aire ouverte. The 2820 Boulevard Saint-Charles center hosts integrated health services for young people aged 12 to 25. Professionals, such as nurses or social workers, are on hand during drop-in hours for mental or physical health services or if information about work, housing, and financial or legal aid is needed. Like the LaSalle Aire ouverte, this new site also offers the services of a general practitioner.

Drop-in Hours

Monday, Wednesday

  • 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Tuesday and Friday

  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The following Saturdays: October 7th and 21st, November 4th and 18th, and December 2nd and 16th.

  • 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The team at this Kirkland location has also benefited from a vehicle donation to help young people who lack transportation and to accelerate outreach efforts. The site is a collaboration between local groups that have expressed interest in creating a network of integrated services specifically suited to the needs of young people. These include the YMCA, the Carrefour Jeunesse-Emploi of the West Island, and the local school systems (school boards and CEGEPs).

The Aire ouverte program will be implemented across all of Quebec on a $40 million budget. 27 CISSS or CIUSSS facilities will eventually have at least one of these centres in their area. Visit Aire ouverte for additional details on the initiative.

"This fifth point of service in Montreal will enable us to reach even more young people and offer them services specifically designed for them, particularly in the area of mental health, without having to make an appointment," stated Lionel Carmant, minister responsible for social services, who was present during the inauguration of the site.

SOURCE: Cabinet du ministre responsable des Services sociaux


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