All are welcome to the Unitarian Church of Montreal 5035 de Maisonneuve West on March 18th, 2013 at 5:30pm.
(1 block east of Vendôme Metro Station)
Please note that our VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DINNER will be held in the spring.
Recent regulatory changes require us to hold our AGM earlier this year and as a result it will be restricted to the formalities of elections, reporting and presentation of our financial statements. Light refreshments will be served afterwards.
The AGM is open to the public. Please RSVP.
514-932-2199 or firstname.lastname@example.org
L’Abri en Ville was featured on CTV news last week! Click here for the web version and to watch the two minute video clip.
Published Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 2:35PM EST
For more than 20 years L’Abri en Ville has helped keep former mental health patients off the streets by providing people with an apartment, roommates, and a support network.
Yale-educated architect George Harris has an impressive portfolio but his promising career was cut short by schizophrenia.
“I went to work for three years then I was hospitalized,” said Harris.
He continues to deal with his condition but has help from friends, two roommates who also struggle with mental illness.
Harris said living in an apartment in NDG with others makes life much easier.
“The friendship aspect of things is incredible. I lived alone for three years and I wouldn’t recommend that to anybody, much less a person with mental illness.”
L’Abri en Ville has established 10 apartments throughout Montreal, so that roommates — always three to a home — can help each other live independent lives.
L’Abri en Ville was honored on October 16, 2012 at a ceremony in Ottawa when it was presented with the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s National Mental Health Award. L’Abri took top place in the Community Capacity category, one of five areas recognized by the MHCC on the occasion of its fifth anniversary. This category comprises initiatives that strengthen the capacity of community-based mental health services to meet community needs, foster recovery and well-being for clients and their support networks.
L’Abri’s application explained that “the initiative of L’Abri en Ville is to widen that narrow circle (of professional support, others with mental illness and family members) by creating an authentic community of around 100 people: 30 residents and 70 volunteers. The volunteers, whose purpose is to connect to the well side of the residents, open up other essential dimensions of recovery through their friendship and involvement.”
Eleanor Beattie and David Seymour accepted the award on behalf of L’Abri en Ville. The L’Abri en Ville network groups, who represent the dissemination of this successful model, were included in this honor, namely Les toits d’Émile in Châteauguay, Our Harbour in Saint-Lambert and Ancoura in Ottawa.
Wouldn’t you love to have fresh Florida Indian River Oranges and Grapefruits in your fridge in December? We are taking orders until Oct. 31st. Pickup will be Dec. 3rd and 4th from 2-8pm at Mountainside United Church (Lansdowne Avenue, corner of The Boulevard, Westmount).
Prices are: 20 lb. – $ 23.00 and 40 lb. -$ 38.00
Please call us at (514) 932-2199 or send us an email to email@example.com to order.