Welcome Hall Mission

Welcome Hall Mission

September 11, 2014 14:00 ET

Welcome Hall Mission Inaugurates Transitional Housing with Follow-Up Program

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 11, 2014) -

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As part of AccèsLogis, Component 3, a Société Habitation Québec (SHQ) program, and in cooperation with Montreal's housing department, the Office municipal de habitation de Montréal (OMHM), Welcome Hall Mission today inaugurated two newly-built apartment buildings in the southwest district of Montreal.

Built on the understanding that adequate housing is an essential part of social reinsertion, the Welcome Hall Mission Transitional Housing Program supports eligible participants as they move toward independent living. With affordable housing providing necessary stability, participants are able to work towards autonomy with the support of Welcome Hall Mission's resource team.

A total of 26 units are available in two buildings on De Courcelle and Delinelle streets. Individuals and families of up to two children can choose between a mix of studio and 4 1/2 apartments. Five ground floor units are wheelchair accessible for individuals with disabilities.

What makes the Welcome Hall Mission Transitional Housing Program unique is its full range of offerings to participants. The accompaniment service provides personalized follow-up strategies for each individual, with access to a variety of services and training, including Welcome Hall Mission's food bank, boutique and dental clinic. A trusteeship program for the proper management of finances is also offered. As part of their reinsertion, participants in the housing program undertake a number of personal growth initiatives including academic studies, volunteerism, and participation in government and community programs focused on entry into the job market.

The Welcome Hall Mission Transitional Housing Program offers individuals the time and support they need to restructure their lives, address recurring issues, learn new skills, build networks and then fully rejoin society as healthy and contributing members.

Welcome Hall Mission CEO/Executive Director Cyril Morgan emphasized the importance of adapting housing solutions to individual situations: "Individuals and families in the cycle of residential instability need options that address their particular needs. Increasing the number of available low-cost rental units is a viable solution for some; other people require personalized support services like Welcome Hall Mission's Transitional Housing Program to help facilitate their transition from homelessness to autonomy."

Welcome Hall Mission helps Montreal's most disadvantaged through its multiple services which provide constant, effective assistance to tens of thousands of men, women, children and teenagers. Across all programs, the common denominator is its commitment to supporting and giving hope to the most disadvantaged through concrete actions and effective solutions to build a better life and reintegrate into society.

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