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PR: Opening of a day center with housing support intervention.

Pierrefonds-Roxboro, May 1, 2021 - Action Jeunesse de l'Ouest-de-l'Île (AJOI) and Ricochet (Hébergement/Homes) are proud to announce the opening of a day center with housing support intervention at the Halte-Transition, located at 5100 avenue Château Pierrefonds in Pierrefonds-Roxboro. The activities will be mainly related to social reintegration, via housing search amongst other interventions. The day center will be open Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., until June 30, 2021. The day center is a complementary resource to the Halte-Transition that is open at night from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.

With the halte open since December 2020, we have seen the importance and relevance of offering individual and specialized support with finding accommodation in the West Island. Those are therefore the objectives that motivated the opening of the day center.

Services offered during the day center

The day center is open to everyone. Three social workers will be at the center to offer the following activities:

  • Personalized support in housing search:

  • Apartment search

  • Apartment visits

  • Negotiation and mediation with the owners

  • Lease signing

  • Post-intervention follow-up for housing maintenance

  • Psychosocial and person-centered support

  • Support for the first month's rent (first grocery store and starter kit)

  • Obtaining information about their rights and responsibilities as tenants

  • A safe place to rest and eat.

These activities are possible thanks to the funding of the Reaching Home federal program.

AJOI and Ricochet (Hébergement/Homes) invite their partners and the community to share information so that together we can continue our fight against homelessness in the West Island.

Quote: "We are proud and relieved to have the means to provide a continuum of services that meet the needs of people experiencing homelessness or residential instability. They regularly show us their gratitude for having a safe place in their community to drop off and take the necessary steps with the support they need. However, this funding is temporary. We must continue to promote the need for such services available year-round to meet the crying needs of people in very precarious situations in the West Island. "

For more information, contact the executive director, Tania Charron (514-770-8869 / or the manager of the Halte, Caroline Turpin-Emond (438-828-2617 /

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