YMCA Homelessness Assistance – Dialogue

Supporting people experiencing homelessness

Like every big city, downtown Montréal and downtown Québec have a large concentration of people who are experiencing homelessness and likely to face issues such as social profiling, substance abuse, mental and physical health problems, and legal troubles. 

To support people who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness, the YMCA founded Dialogue in 1997, in collaboration with Tandem Montréal and Montréal Centre-Ville, formerly Destination Centre-Ville. Our mission is to help these individuals gain stability and improve their quality of life.

The team works in partnership with community and institutional resources in the area and acts as a hub referring, connecting and guiding people to them.


Outreach work Alternative gym (temporarily closed) Planning for prison release Proximity 16-25 Financial partners of the program

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The Saint-Roch YMCA’s Dialogue project Saint-Roch TAPAJ Partners of the program


For any questions or assistance:

“Dialogue’s staff really helped me get off the street by supporting me in my endeavours. If they hadn’t been there, I would probably be dead!”

Mario, Dialogue participant

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