Halte-Transition de l'Ouest-de-l'Île (formerly Halte-Chaleur)

The center is the first emergency shelter for people over the age of 18 struggling with homelessness in the WI. It is open 7 days a week, from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. The beneficiaries can sleep, rest, shower, eat and interact with psychosocial workers. Animals are accepted under certain conditions. The center is a low threshold service; we accept intoxicated people on condition that they respect the basic rules.


Beneficiaries can:

  • Warm up and rest

  • Have a meal and a drink

  • Take a shower

  • Wash their clothes

  • Sleep (9 rooms with one or two beds available)

  • Use a computer

Shuttle Service

A shuttle service is available from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The shuttle makes a ride in the WI to accompany those who need it to the halte-transition. It travels to the Angrignon metro if necessary. There is a driver and an psychosocial worker in the shuttle who can also distribute snacks and emergency items to people who do not want to come to the center.








Social housing with community support


In 2017-2018, AJOI has formed a partnership with Résidence Bienvenue, the Accès-Logis program of the SHQ and the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île.   


By the end of 2022, Ricochet will own 13 studios in order to help young adults struggling with homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless. The cost of rent will correspond to 25% of the income of the tenants.


The services offered to tenants will include:

  • Personalized psychosocial support 

  • Support and supervision throughout the process;

  • Support to community life;

  • Interim free or low-cost services for food or clothing;

  • A referral and support service; 

  • Assistance in transition to long-term housing.











Short term housing resource

The 24/7 short-term housing resource will be for people with short-term housing needs. This service is intended to be free and beneficiaries will be able to stay at Ricochet for a maximum of three months. It is with a living environment approach that Ricochet's short-term housing resource will welcome individuals ready to mobilize to begin their social reintegration.

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