Maison du Père’s Shelter is an emergency accommodation service for men ages 25 and older who are experiencing homelessness. It is open 365 days a year.
In addition to meeting the most basic of needs like eating and sleeping, the Shelter is a safe place of belonging where a homeless man can recover his self-respect.
It is also a doorway to resources and various social reintegration programs.
" Contrary to what some people say, I firmly beleive that the Maison du Père does not infantilize the men that it welcomes. It simply gives them back the dignity that they beleived they no longer deserved. "
Social Worker (5 years)
Street Worker (23 years)
" With support from Maison du Père, Jacques paid his fines, found housing and secured a job in the restaurant field, all in three months. He is also in the process of settling his dispute with the EI office. "
Former user, Shelter
( Great cold
194 beds )
(first time at the Maison du Père)
70% of nights occupied by men 50 years +
nights of accomodations
How it works
Doors open at 2p.m. The beds are assigned in order of arrival. We ask for a contribution of $1 per night to cover all the services offered there: dinner, a shower, a change of clothes and breakfast the next morning. Volunteers also make regular visits to provide their professional services: haircuts, foot care, osteopathy, etc. Activities such as AA, NA and GA meetings are scheduled in the evenings. In addition, front-line staff are available for listening and referral needs.
The number of nights is limited to 15 per month.
If there is an overflow, the men are referred to the other shelters (Mission Bon Accueil and Old Brewery Mission).
Users must leave the House at 7:55 am after their lunch.