J.A. DESÈVE RESIDENCE

The Résidence JA De Sève is a long-term residential center for men aged 55 and over who have experienced homelessness, have suffered or are suffering from addiction and/or problems related to physical and/or mental health, who want to get off the streets.

 

The majority of them do not have a help providing social or family network.

 
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« I only knew Maison du Père by reputation. I knew it took care of poor men. [...] But here, we are taken care of, while respecting our dignity. This is very important to me: dignity. We must respect each other. I was very well received. I found it quick. It suprised me : we have very good meals. Everything is clean. » 

M. Yvan O’Reilly
Resident
J.A. DeSève Residence

« Here, Maison du Père exists for whom? For me? No. It exists for the men, for the residents. My mission here is to alleviate suffering. …to bring a little peace, above all. If we can bring some hope, why not? » 

Marie-Lou
Leisure activities intervention technician
J.A. DeSève Residence

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2020

Average stay time: 
5,1 years

Average Age: 
67 years old

53 %

have a diagnosis of

mental illness

(depression,

bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, etc.)

78%

have a chronic health problem

(renal failure, heart failure, diabetes, etc.)

29 %
reduced
mobility

82% 
medication management

« Here, Maison du Père exists for whom? For me? No. It exists for the men, for the residents. My mission here is to alleviate suffering. …to bring a little peace, above all. If we can bring some hope, why not? » 

Carlos
Team Leader
J.A. DeSève Residence

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How it works

With a capacity of 87 people, the Residence offers many services: private room, three meals and three snacks per day, hygiene care, intervention plan established according to the resident's problems, medication management, accompaniment to medical appointments, etc. In addition, they can count on the regular presence of specialists such as doctors, nurses and social workers. Many social activities are also offered to them.

The trust service is mandatory and includes: cashing checks, paying accounts and managing the monthly budget. Other administrative services are also available to residents, including the preparation of tax returns and the will and even funeral arrangements. The costs of services and occupancy of a room at the Residence are established according to income.

 

More and more older people are finding themselves homeless for the first time. The absence of family caregivers, low retirement income and the lack of affordable housing largely explain this new reality.

 

We have to find solutions. This is why two major projects related to this clientele are underway.

 

Aging with dignity must be a priority.

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