Women on "Skid Row"
A Proposal for a Shelter for Alcoholic and Homeless Women in Montreal

Davies, Phyl
Publisher:  Catholic Community Services (FCCS) Inc., Montreal, Canada
Year Published:  1976
Pages:  57pp   Price:  $3.50   Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX258

A proposal written to funding bodies requesting financial assistance in setting up a women's shelter in Montreal.

This proposal is written to funding bodies, such as government departments, foundations, etc., to request financial assistance in setting up a women's shelter in Montreal. It describes the condition of "Skid Row" women in Montreal - the lack of facilities and the lack of social recognition of the problem, and it proposes a project to begin dealing with the problem including an overnight shelter, a detoxification unit, a day centre and a relocation service.

The long-term goal of the project is that it will become organized and operated by the women themselves, in an attempt to break-down the pattern of dependency which is encouraged by many "Skid Row: services.

Four appendices are attached, including a diagram of the relationship between the proposed project and the broader community: (1) a step-by-step programme of detoxification, (2) an assessment of existing attempts at the problem in Edmonton and Toronto (3) and a summary (5) Appendix 4 is not yet available. It will require first-hand information from the women themselves.

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