Soup to Self-Sufficiency: Montreal's Old Brewery Mission

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Soup to Self-Sufficiency: Montreal's Old Brewery Mission
Abstract
Montreal's Old Brewery Mission is a secular homeless shelter for men and women whose roots date to the harsh winter of 1889-90 when two Westmount women, Mina Douglas and Eva Findlay, members of the Dominion Square Methodist Church, opened a soup kitchen for the city's working poor and destitute. The women convinced an influential businessman to support them in their undertaking by donating a vacant building that once housed a brewery. On February 27, 1890 they welcomed their first clients to the shelter, the beginning of the Old Brewery Mission. Originally a shelter for men, in 1998 the Old Brewery Mission opened the Patricia Mackenzie Pavilion, a 70-bed shelter for women. Today, the Old Brewery Mission is the largest resource for homeless men in Quebec and for homeless women in Canada. The launch of the book kicked off the Old Brewery Mission's 2014-2020 Major Fundraising Campaign to end chronic homelessness in Montreal.
Place
Montreal
Publisher
The Old Brewery Mission
Date
2014
Language
en
Citation
Hustak, Alan, and Bryan Demchinsky. Soup to Self-Sufficiency: Montreal’s Old Brewery Mission. Montreal: The Old Brewery Mission, 2014.
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