Through the COVID-19 crisis, Welcome Hall Mission has met the needs of Montrealers experiencing homelessness and poverty by becoming increasingly flexible and creative in how we deliver programs and services. And our talented staff have been outstanding in their response to emerging needs.
Early in the pandemic, Welcome Hall Mission worked closely with the city and health care network (CIUSSS Centre-Sud) to establish temporary emergency facilities. Thanks to this coordinated response, few people experiencing homelessness have tested positive.
Even so, COVID-19 has exposed a humanitarian crisis in our own backyard. In response, we’re reimagining the Ross Pavilion of the old Royal Victoria Hospital as a 24/7 Welcome Center, where people experiencing homelessness can stay while our teams help them find supported housing.
The pandemic also exposed a hunger crisis. But your generosity is making a difference. Donors like you have helped 1,400 new clients access free groceries at our Marché locations. In total, there’s 13,400 Montrealers who won’t go hungry, all thanks to you!
Your help, generosity, and support are deeply appreciated.