Dahlia Center

The Dahlia Center opened en 2006 in a building next to the Maison Olga. It offers 13 supervised studios to facilitate the transition towards autonomy.

The difficulty in accessing suitable housing

The demand for shelter increases every year. The rarity of affordable housing in Montréal pushes a great number of fragile women into homelessness. This situation also makes social reintegration more difficult. 

We offer many services aimed at helping women, according to the capacities of each woman, access supervised or independent housing. When a participant thinks she is psychologically and physically ready to take the step, we support her efforts and we help her:

  • Search for an apartment (visits, negociations with the landlord, etc.)
  • Manage a budget and payment of the rent
  • Follow-up of any other steps

Once an apartment is found, the woman receives help as long as necessary. She can always access the day center, the different activities and if needed the emergency beds.

The return to independence

The support we give to the women is not limited to the walls of our houses. Herstreet maintains its presence once they have left. The accompaniment and follow-up in the community is necessary to ensure sustainable results in terms of independence and to help these women cope with difficult situations.