"I see the center as belonging to them. It is like a family where they are no longer isolated and alone and where we accept them for who they are..."
Yvette Delorme, volunteer
|Buy a 2013 CALENDAR and support the mission of Chez Doris
The calendar represents paintings of the artist Lynda Schneider Garastein www.lyndasg.ca, floral arrangements that she won from the Westmount Florist.
Profits of the sale will be donated to support the shelter Chez Doris. You can buy the calendar at these locations:
360 ave. Victoria 514-488-9121
343 Lakeshore Rd. 514-697-5858
West End Gallery
1358 ave. Greene 514-933-4314
Chez Doris, a women's shelter.
Chez Doris is a non-profit organization that offers educational and recreational activities, social services and professional services for women in need.
Doris' violent tale is heartbreaking. There are still, however, many women just like Doris who are on the street, living with uncertainty and extreme poverty. Many roads lead them to Chez Doris: they find themselves destitute and vulnerable due to sickness, job loss, divorce, the difficult economic situation and more, subsisting and surviving in misery. Chez Doris embraces these women, comforting them, listening to them and taking care of them.
Chez Doris welcomes women who come to the house to take part in a variety of activities, make use of professional services, eat a hot meal, get a little sleep and a change of clothes, be called by their names and, for a time, feel like ordinary people.
Chez Doris is open 7 days a week and nearly 100 women arrive at our doors every day. The shelter survives on the generosity of the community and we would like to thank all our donors, including Centraide, Agence de la santé et des services sociaux du Québec, the Marcelle and Jean Coutu Foundation, Ville de Montréal and the George Hogg Family Foundation. Without these organizations and individuals to support our goals, we would not be able to continue our work and so we thank you all!