|Front Line Services|
Our front-line team reaches out to street kids — providing food, shelter, support and guidance when they need it most. The team is key to shaping each individual's experience at Dans la Rue providing a consistent source of support and giving youths the confidence to move forward and make positive changes in their lives.
Front-line counsellors deal with difficult problems resulting from addictions and mental health issues that affect many street kids every day. They also work with youths to overcome the challenges associated with their life on the street.
Dans la rue provides front-line services through three main outlets:
The Day Centre is where street kids can enjoy a nourishing meal, talk to qualified youth counsellors and consult with a healthcare professional. The Day Centre is where they can find someone to confide in - someone who listens to them — and participate in a wide range of constructive activities and programs designed to build their self-confidence and self-sufficiency. [More]
The Bunker is Montreal's largest overnight emergency shelter for youths aged 12 to 21. With 20 beds and a staff of highly trained counsellors, it is sometimes the last refuge for some of our most at-risk kids. At the Bunker youths can sit down with one of our counsellors for support, advice and a sympathetic ear and find a warm, safe place to spend the night during times of crisis. [More]
The Van roams the streets of Montreal, five nights a week from 8 p.m. until the wee hours of the morning providing food, hot drinks and toiletries to youths in need. The Van is our first line of contact with many street kids. [More]