By Ocean Francoeur
Partage St-François team inaugurated the region’s first shelter for homeless women on Thursday morning. The home, named La Maison Marie-Jeanne, will include 8 rooms and will house women in need for up to a year, providing services to help them re-integrate into society.
“It’s been two years in the planning, but today we’ve finally made it,” announced the General Director of Partage St-François Sébastien Laberge, at the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Partage St-François, which has been in action since 1983, is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping homeless and marginalized individuals going through hard times. The Partage works not only to provide shelter, but rehabilitation for those individuals. The organization already had two shelters: l’Accueil Poirier, which takes in both women and men, and the Maison Wilfrid-Grégoire, a transition home for men. See full story in the Friday, June 29 edition of The Record.