DANS LA RUE REMAINS A PILLAR OF SUPPORT FOR YOUTH AFFECTED BY THE PANDEMIC
A message from the Chairman of our Board and our executive director
What a year! Thankfully, between the commitment of our front-line teams and the support of donors and the community at large, Dans la rue has been able to ride out the pandemic and provide assistance to hard-hit youth. Our gratitude goes out to all of you!
It was clear to us that needs are at a critical level. Youth have lost their bearings and their means of subsistence. They are isolated and anxious about the virus, the public health rules and the future.
Since day one of the pandemic, we have been able to adapt our services at Dans la rue and remain operational. Our capacity has been reduced, of course, but our support for youth has never wavered. We have kept the Bunker open for overnight stays, we have continued to serve meals at the Day Centre, and our counsellors have remained available to listen and help. The school and employment programs reopened as soon as was possible. (Read more)
Paul J. Setlakwe, Fednav Limitée
Cécile Arbaud, Executive Director