Doorway To A New Life

Our Harbour / Le havre

Health

About Our Harbour / Le havre

People who live with mental illness are among the most neglected, marginalized and misunderstood in society.

Since 2003, Our Harbour has been providing a haven in the Greater Montreal area for men and women of diverse backgrounds living with chronic mental illness.

We offer:

    • a caring, cost-effective, long-term housing program
    • life-management support
    • links with resources in the surrounding community
    • individual help with integrating into society
    • programs encouraging autonomy, personal development and exploration
    • education of the wider community about mental illness

Fast facts:

    • the only regional Anglophone organization of its kind
    • 24 English- and French-speaking clients
    • based on Montreal’s South Shore
    • 8 apartments, 2 more planned
    • 3 part-time bilingual staff
    • more than 40 dedicated volunteers

For more, visit us at https://ourharbour.org/ and on Facebook through https://www.facebook.com/ourharbour

Our Impact

By providing a place to call home surrounded by caring people, we

    • maintain a stable living space for as long as needed
    • reduce chronic homelessness, hospitalizations and isolation
    • reduce suicide stemming from apathy, hopelessness and instability
    • avoid personal crises by noticing and managing behaviour changes and lapses
    • rebuild trust, hope and community

We enrich the lives of residents by:

    • providing fulfilling, stimulating, and enjoyable activities
    • strengthening daily living skills and independence
    • building confidence and pride through returning to work or volunteering once stable
    • forging warm relationships between volunteers and residents
    • creating a sense of family and lasting friendships

Programs that engage residents:

    • meetings and individualized support from professional social service staff
    • recreational, health and wellness activities
    • skill-building workshops and information sessions
    • events that enrich community life
    • the Navigator Program for personal goal setting, coaching and computer skills training

Mario captures the sentiments of many residents when he says:

Since joining Our Harbour in 2014, I’ve watched myself grow more stable and healthier.

I am truly thankful to have found a home here.

We invite you to view our latest newsletter here.

How your gift will be used

Our Harbour is a regional, grass-roots organization that for nearly two decades has relied upon the support of the community: largely from individuals, churches, community organizations, foundations, as well as business and government.

Your gift will make a significant, long-term impact by:

    • providing a home, a helping hand and, most of all, hope to people who live with chronic mental illness
    • sustaining our mission of care for as long as it is needed by the people we serve
    • reassuring families and friends that their loved ones are safe at last
    • reducing our reliance on unpredictable and irregular funding
    • building the financial foundation upon which Our Harbour can rely for decades to come
    • creating a better world and a more compassionate society

The Gift of a Lifetime

You can be the philanthropist who assures our vulnerable residents of a better future. We invite you to use your Will Power to give the gift of a lifetime to Our Harbour.

All gifts are stewarded responsibly and professionally.

Add to my charities list

Save to a list that you can send to your lawyer or notary, or just to yourself.

Contact your lawyer or notary

Send a note to your lawyer or notary saying that you want to add this charity to your Will.

Charity details

Legal Name

Le havre à nous /Our Harbour

Charity Number

87723 1803 RR0001

Calculate your potential gift

Your potential gift

$0

Charity gift

% of your estate

$0

Gift to loved ones

% of your estate

Privacy questions

Nothing you enter here is stored or recorded, it is just displayed for you. For more information see our privacy policy.

Disclaimer: The figures provided in the calculator above are only general estimates based on the information provided by you. These figures, and the amount available for charitable giving through a Will, will differ according to each individual person’s financial situation and other factors. Will Power, CAGP and the CAGP Foundation make no guarantees or assurances as to the accuracy of these estimates or their appropriateness in particular circumstances. This information is not intended as a substitute for financial or estate planning advice given by a professional advisor, and users should consult a professional financial advisor for advice pertaining to their particular circumstances.

Talk to your lawyer or notary about adding Our Harbour / Le havre to your Will.

We can help you instantly send a note to your lawyer or notary saying you want to leave a gift in your Will.