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.
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.