December 13, 2015 6:20 pm
Updated: December 13, 2015 10:24 pm

Chez Doris women’s shelter reminding people it still needs help

WATCH ABOVE: Chez Doris women's day shelter for women opened its doors to the public for the first time in an effort to raise awareness and to remind the community they need still need help.

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MONTREAL — Chez Doris day shelter for women opened its doors to the public for the first time in an effort to raise awareness and rally support.

This comes a year after the community came together to help the shelter re-open its weekend services.

Chez Doris is reminding people it still needs help by holding a photo exhibit called “Where Do You Sleep?” The exhibit was previously held at City Hall last November.

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Visitors were also encouraged to bring non-perishable food items or other necessities, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and take a tour of Chez Doris with one of its caseworkers.

Mittens and other items crafted by women using the shelter were also sold.

A Christmas tree was adorned with ornaments, each of which included a woman’s wish to be fulfilled.

All proceeds collected from the photos and arts and craft projects will support Chez Doris’ Christmas festivities, New Year’s brunch and other programs for its clientèle.

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