It is in 1988 that Friendship Volunteer Association Inc. gave birth to Association Logement Amitié Inc., a non-profit organization whose mean objective is to provide adequate low-cost housing units to people with a mental health problem capable of displaying autonomy in a private rental residence. It is however only on the 13th of December 2005 that the organization welcomes its first residents.
The residential resource does not limit itself in providing housing for the 42 residents, but also seeks to create a living environment that is secure, fulfilling and rich in human values.
An intervention worker ensures a constant daily presence from 8pm to 8am in order to offer rapid and effective assistance to residents in situation of distress or who simply need to confide in someone. He/she also acts as an agent of socialization to promote friendships. Lastly, he/she ensures that individual and collective rights are respected.
The day and evening center of Friendship Volunteer Association Inc. is integrated into the first floor of the residence. The residents have an easy access and benefit from all the services that are offered.
Despite the installation of sprinklers and firewall doors, the residence was completely destroyed in the fire of February 28th, 2014. All the residents have been relocated in the community and all continue to benefit from the services of the intervention workers, whose tasks where adapted to the new reality. Since then, we are working of the reconstruction.