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In 2013, Maison du Père set up a community-based health care service for men experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless. We are not duplicating the health care system, since many services are not accessible to people without a home address.

In addition, the majority of them hesitate to consult because of the systemic discrimination they face because of their lifestyle. However, the lack of care and adequate follow-ups leads to a deterioration in their state of health and hospitalizations that could have been avoided.

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Having a valid health insurance card, respecting the prescribed dosages as well as the requested follow-ups represent a major challenge for men who no longer have an address.

How can they solve their health problems, after surgery for example, if they have no place to recover, and no one to look after them?



At the Accès-santé service of Maison du Père, two private rooms are now reserved for oncology care with a multidisciplinary team for each patient.
In addition, a partnership is about to be concluded with the CHUM so that intravenous antibiotic treatments can be provided to men without an address and struggling with addiction problems.



The convalescence wing is a stabilization space for people who have to leave the hospital with treatment and who are without an address. It ensures the follow-up of medication, treatments and appointments. The clinical team also plays an educational role with patients with chronic disease, so that they can better understand their condition and how to manage it. Finally, the presence of psychosocial workers on site promotes social reintegration and access to housing following the stay.


The pandemic has forced Maison du Père to reduce its emergency accommodation services and to refer men to temporary outpatient centers. In order to maintain its commitments to re-affiliation of homeless men to the health network, it seeks to create a virtual teleconsultation service. The services offered by our nurse to participants accommodated in other accommodation centers would the following: evaluation of the problem, referral to the appropriate health network service, follow-up, renewal of the medication or the health insurance card, etc.

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