Safe Start Program
The Safe Start Program is like a landmark and a reference for Indigenous women and men new in Montreal and who are at risk of being in a vulnerability situation. Our intervention worker provides an intense follow-up while taking an holistic approach for the needs of Indigenous people who just arrived in the city. This allow to reduce the cultural choc by giving a nice, positive and culturally adapted introduction in urban space.
By working in collaboration with other services and organizations, the Safe Start coordinator help the new Indigenous in Montreal in many ways like support at the airport or bus station, accompaniment to culturally adapted resources, familiarization with the city and support to appointment.
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Our case workers and psychosocial workers are always available to intervene with the Indigenous community of Montreal. Like that, they are always available to intervene in case of crisis, but also to give advices and to support members of the community in the achievement of their personnel objectives at short and long term. It can be for a job, a housing or to organize their finances, everybody who comes at PAQ will receive an adapted and personalized service.
Justice and Health
PAQ team is always in touch with external workers to help members of the community in many areas of their life.
A mobile team of the CLSC nurses come each week to discuss with participants and meet those who needs health and medical advices. Thanks to these nurses, participants can easily have access to an appointment with doctors or they can obtain help for many health problems.
The Mobile Legal Clinic come regularly to help members of the PAQ’s community with law students headed by professional lawyers who answer all their questions. Like that, participants can understand more easily and have some help in some more complex files who ask for legal knowledge.