Transforming the lives of women

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Patricia Mackenzie Pavilion, a hub of emergency services, transition and health programs tailored to the needs of vulnerable and homeless women. Open 24/7, 365 days a year, it is the start of a healing journey for many women.

In 2017-18

600
women welcomed unconditionally, including 301 for the first time
115
of these women moved on to our transition program Étape+
65
beds available for women in urgent need of shelter

Safe, Affordable housing for women

26 women who were previously homeless living in affordable, permanent apartments throughout Montreal, all thanks to Les Voisines dans la communauté in partnership with the federal government.

29 studio apartments nestled in our Lise Watier Pavilion, facing the lively Maisonneuve Market in the Mercier-Hochelaga Maisonneuve borough of Montreal.

10 new units in a charming, fully renovated residential building directly in the heart of the Plateau neighbourhood, thanks to a generous donation from the Marcelle and Jean Coutu Foundation, led by its President, Marie-Josée Coutu. The housing initiative named Les Voisines de Lanaudière, promotes social inclusion, diversity and a true sense of community.

Physical and mental health

40 women diagnosed with persistent, serious mental health problems were treated, thanks to our Projet de réaffiliation en itinérance et santé mentale (PRISM) offered on-site at our Patricia Mackenzie Pavilion, in partnership with the CIUSSS du Centre-Sud de-l’Île-de-Montréal.

10 dedicated beds in a safe and welcoming environment facilitating collaboration and continuity of care tailored to the needs of homeless women living with mental illness.

Our ability to welcome and help Montreal’s homeless women depends on your generosity.