Instead of holding its annual UNE NUIT DANS LA RUE fundraiser, which has been cancelled this year because of COVID-19, Dans la rue has released a video that shows how its services have been adapted in response to the current public health crisis. The video, presented by CN and Sun Life Quebec, and featuring spokesperson Denis Coderre, aims to raise public awareness about the issue of youth homelessness.
Support for essential services offered to homeless youth
The funds raised by people who donate after watching the video on social media will go toward essential services offered by Dans la rue to homeless and at-risk youth who are even more vulnerable as a result of this crisis.
Counsellors support young people despite the crisis
Although some programs have been put on hold, Dans la rue continues to serve youth through the Van, the Day Centre, Emmett Johns School, the Bunker emergency shelter and the Dans la rue Apartments – all thanks to the generosity of its many donors and valued sponsors. Dans la rue counsellors have been working tirelessly throughout the crisis to reach out to and assist hundreds of youth who have turned to Dans la rue’s services.