Welcoming 137 years
Every day we open our doors to hundreds of homeless people or those at risk of being homeless. Every time, it is people like you—the volunteers, community workers, Sisters, employees, and generous benefactors—who open their hearts and extend their hands to give a little comfort to and to form a bond with those who visit us so that they can take the first step towards reintegrating themselves into society.
Thanks to you, we have been the Accueil Bonneau, the Bonneau Welcome Centre, since 1877.
Our deepest gratitude to you!
“It doesn’t really matter what makes people poor, [...] we are all human beings. Thanks to a simple act of respect shown to me by a volunteer at the Accueil Bonneau, my life changed and I was able to believe once again that I was a human being.”
- Yvon Jean, a former client of the Accueil Bonneau
137 Years of Unique Stories
Photo credit: Archives -- Montreal Grey Nuns
Since 1877, the Accueil Bonneau helps thousands of people in a situation of homelessness or extreme economic, psychological, and social poverty. Each one of these people arrives with his story and his share of hardships. The number of people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless continues to increase, while associated issues become more complex. They need us to accompany them more than ever.
What can you do to help?