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COHDS-05-003 Old Brewery Mission


The Old Brewery Mission has a rich history spanning more than a century. It was born at the end of the 19th century out of a need to respond to the problems encountered by the first wave of homelessness in Montreal. During the twentieth century, the mandate changed with the times and the Old Brewery Mission accompanied society's rejected men and adapted so as to alleviate their misery. The Mission has still adapted with the times and currently men and women from 20 to 70 years of age live in the shelter. Some of them have severe mental problems, and have been abandoned by our public insitutions that can no longer accomocate them. Others are hard drug users, abuse prescription medications, or inject themselves with toxic substances. The interviews in this fonds are with those who work at, volunteer at, or use the Mission's services. 

Fonds consists of 8 interviews; 7 must be viewed at COHDS facilties, 1 is limited access. Interviews are in English and French.


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