& IN-HOME ASSISTANCE
More then 200 men benefit from occasional follow-up in Maison du Père's studio apartments, the Maison Wolfe Rooming House or in private accommodation in various neighbourhoods.
Some men need permanent guidance to avoid ending up back in the streets.
"I’m waiting to see a physiatrist. In the meantime, since inactivity is my enemy, a social worker suggested that I get involved as a volunteer to keep up my motivation."
Maison Wolfe rooming house
How it works
The Maison du Père has 20 studio apartments with community support, which it makes available to men who have completed their social reintegration program. Participants no longer have access to the Maison’s day-to-day services (cafeteria, laundry, etc.), however, because the goal is for them to develop more autonomy and self-confidence in order to gain access, in the near future, to housing outside the Maison du Père.
Each studio contains a kitchenette and private bathroom. Trustee service remains mandatory. A front-line staff member makes daily visits to attend to each of the men and support them as they work toward taking on greater responsibility. Among the services provided, we also help the men manage their medications and accompany them to appointments with health professionals. They are offered many social activities as well, including community suppers and kitchen. The monthly cost is based on individual income.
We also offer in-home assistance for men living in rooms or apartments outside the Maison du Père. This service is free of charge but trustee service is mandatory. Our front-line staff is there to help these men who are often grappling with addiction and/or physical or mental health issues : maintain some sort of balance so that they don’t find themselves back on the street. The number of front-line staff visits and the support services provided vary with each individual’s needs.
In the end, 53 chronically homeless men were added to the list of people benefiting from this type of support, thanks to Projet Logement Montréal. Managed by Maison du Père, this project brings together Maison du Père, Welcome Hall Mission, Old Brewery Mission and Accueil Bonneau. Thanks to federal subsidies, this consortium aims to stabilize 250 people experiencing chronic homelessness in housing by 2019.