We give more than a bed for the night!

Safe Start Program

Safe Start Program is an innovative, proactive service offered to newly arrived Indigenous women and men in Montreal who are at risk of being vulnerable. Our intervention worker provides a complete follow up that takes a holistic approach to the needs of newly arrived Indigenous people in Montreal. This service lessens the severity of cultural shock by providing a proactive, positive, culturally adapted introduction to the urban space.

By collaborating with other services and organizations, the Safe Start coordinator help newly arrived Indigenous in Montreal with support at the airport or bus station, accompaniment to culturally adapted resources, familiarization with the city, and support for appointments.

For more information, please contact  :
Jessica Woolley

Community Health Program

Working in partnership with the CHUM, and combining western and traditional holistic medicine, the coordinator accompanies homeless and Indigenous peoples to
access physical and mental health services. Support is offered for critical and chronic health issues, with the program, providing elders, translators, spiritual healers, and accompaniments to ensure the best possible care and follow-up.

For more information, please contact  :

Kim Delisle, Community Health Coordinator

Psychosocial Support

Our case workers and psychosocial workers are always available to Montreal’s Indigenous community. We can intervene in crisis cases, but also provide advice and support to community members in achieving their personnel short and long term goals. Whether for employment, housing or to help to organize finances, everyone who comes to PAQ will receive personalized service.

For more information, please contact  :
At the shelter:

In Transition Program: Louis St-Germain

Justice and Health

PAQ’s team works with external organizations to help community members in many areas of their lives.

A mobile team of the CLSC nurses weekly visits to meet those who need health and medical advice. Thanks to these nurses, participants can easily secure appointments with doctors, or they can receive help for personal health problems.

The Mobile Legal Clinic, comprised of law students and lead by professional lawyers,  regularly come to our location to to answer questions that PAQ community members may have. This helps participants to quickly understand legal matters and provides legal knowledge on more complex files.