OFFRIR UN REFUGE
DE JOUR POUR TOUTES
LES FEMMES EN DIFFICULTÉ

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Doris

QUI EST DORIS

L’ouverture du refuge de jour a été inspirée par le témoignage franc d’une jeune femme qui tentait de survivre dans les rues de Montréal.

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Drop-in services

NOTRE ÉQUIPE

Notre équipe dévouée et qualifiée travaille ensemble pour apporter confort et soins aux femmes dans le besoin.

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NOUVELLES ET ÉVÉNEMENTS

40e repas des fêtes

  AVIS AUX MÉDIAS POUR LE 13 DÉCEMBRE 2017 LE 40e REPAS ANNUEL DES FÊTES DE CHEZ DORIS DEVRAIT ÊTRE LE PLUS GRAND JAMAIS ORGANISÉ MONTRÉAL, LE 6 DÉCEMBRE 2017 - Le 13 décembre 2017, Chez Doris servira un repas des fêtes à 240 femmes, le plus grand groupe jamais réuni,...

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Travaux de construction complétés !

Après avoir subi des fermetures intermittentes et partielles en raison de travaux de construction majeurs, du 7 août au 30 novembre, Chez Doris est maintenant totalement accessible pour sa clientèle à partir du vendredi 1er décembre. Les travaux ont commencé le 7...

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COMMENT NOUS FAISONS UNE DIFFÉRENCE

REJOIGNEZ NOTRE COMMUNAUTÉ

Some of you may or may not know that I had the pleasure of working with Father Emmett Johns, the founder of le Bon Dieu Dans la rue, which helps homeless and at-risk youth. Father Johns passed away at age 89 on January13, 2018.

Also known as “Pops”, Father Johns was one of a kind, and he embodied what many of us want priests to be. He was a shepherd to his flock and he was surrounded by people who, myself included, wanted to serve in his ministry.

The organization was only five years old when I began to work there in 1993 until 1997, after which I moved to New York City to be with my husband. It turned out to be like no other job and it taught me to deal with adversity and to speak the truth. Along with others at Dans la rue, we were confronted with many ethical dilemmas which many of us had no experience with. We listened to problems dealing with pedophilia, prostitution, neglect, violence, HIV, unwanted pregnancies, substance abuse, poverty and so on. Pops gave us the vision to implement what was needed to serve youths in friendship, in respect, and without judgment. In many ways, his ideas and assessing community needs guides me in my work to this day.

He was a great friend and a father figure to me. He married my husband and me, baptized my first-born, moved me to New York with all my belongings in a van (mainly lots of lots of clothes and my bike), visited me, was our guest during summer vacations in Vermont, gave my father his last rites, presided at his funeral service, and blessed our newly purchased home when we moved back to Montreal. Over the years, Father’s body increasingly failed him, he became completely incapacitated, and I scarcely saw him in the last four years. I thank Jim Murray (past chairman of the Board) and Phil Hirst (past Board member) for including me in their last visit with Father Johns on December 4th. When we entered his room, I asked him if he recognized me; he nodded. Jim, Phil, and I reminisced about the past. While Father tried to participate in our conversation, he could not. Before we left, I kissed him on the forehead and told him I love him and for that, I am grateful.

Dans la rue is now in its 30th year, and with each generation of youth who need its services, his legacy will live on.

Rest in Peace, Pops.

XO, Marina

Pictured, from left to right are: our best man, maid of honor and the newlyweds (yours truly and my husband Grant Winton) signing our marriage certificate on October 21, 1995 at Saint Patrick’s Basilica in the presence of Father Emmett Johns.
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Volunteers have organized a spa day for the women of Chez Doris.
Thank you to all team members.
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We are looking for a female massage therapist to help the women of Doris.

If you want to give your time to a good cause, please E-Mail joelle.michaud@chezdoris.org
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We want to thank the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) for organizing a food drive to raise funds for the women of Chez Doris.

Twitter: @KhuddamEvents
Website: ahmadiyya.ca
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Starting the year on a happy and yummy note. A tradition of brunch thanks to dedicated staff and volunteers! ... See MoreSee Less

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