Two hotels will offer homeless services in Montreal

Two hotels will offer services to itinerant travelers in Montreal

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The city of Montreal announced Thursday the requisition of two hotels in the Ville-Marie borough to accommodate people experiencing homelessness, Thursday.

The Chrome Hotel on René-Lévesque Boulevard will provide accommodation for homeless people needing to self-isolate due to COVID-19. More than 100 places will be offered by the establishment operated by the Integrated University Health and Social Service Center (CIUSSS) of the Center-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal and Old Brewery Mission.

“We are relieved of the support obtained from public partners to significantly increase the reception capacity of the isolation center for people experiencing homelessness. The state of the pandemic required such an expansion and we are therefore happy to continue our close collaboration with our partners in these new places where we will continue to support and protect a hyper vulnerable population ”, mentioned the president and chief of the direction of the Old Brewey Mission, James Hughes.

A shelter open 24/7

The arts hotel on rue Saint-Dominique, for its part, will offer, starting in February, 50 emergency accommodation places for Indigenous people experiencing homelessness. The site will be operated by the Project Indigenous People of Quebec (PAQ), which will move its services to the facility located near the Milton-Parc sector, a place where culturally appropriate and safe services are important. PAQ's premises at the Guy-Favreau complex will be vacated and once again available for the health network.

“The new site will allow PAQ to offer a wider range of culturally appropriate, referral and support services that improve the health and well-being of community members, particularly in terms of housing, well-being mental health, and transportation to the community, “said the organization's executive director, Heather Johnston.

The mayoress of Montreal, Valérie Plante, assured that the City” will not leave anyone behind “.

“With the arrival of the Omicron variant, we are responding by requisitioning two hotels to quickly set up suitable and secure sites to meet growing needs,” said the mayor of Montreal, in a statement. Valérie crashes, emphasizing the effort of those involved who have been working since the start of the pandemic to leave no one behind.

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