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Our Harbour / Le havre

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About

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.

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Legal Name

Le havre à nous /Our Harbour

Charity Number

87723 1803 RR0001

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

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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.

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