Supportive housing for people living with moderate to mild intellectual disabilities (ID) with or without autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

Chez-nous solidaire


A safe and permanent home in Mercier

Supportive housing in the form of individual apartments




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MISSION AND SERVICES


Chez-nous solidaire's mission is to provide supportive housing to people living with moderate to mild intellectual disabilities (ID) with or without autism spectrum disorder (ASD).








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BECOME A MEMBER OR VOLUNTEER


Do you want to contribute to the success of our project and the well-being of our tenants? Become a member or volunteer.








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DONATE


Chez-nous solidaire is a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency. You can contribute financially to the success of our mission by making a donation for which a tax receipt will be issued to you.









What will happen to my child when I am no longer there?



This is the question that every parent of a disabled child asks.

In response, the parents of four families of young adults with disabilities decided in 2012 to join forces to address a urgent need in the region: supportive housing for adults with disabilities of the same intellectual level as their children. They launched the innovative Chez-nous solidaire project, which became a non-profit organization in 2015. Since the beginning, their actions have been based on the involvement of volunteers. A waiting list has already been set up for parents who live with the same anxiety.

Seeing the interest in its population, the CISSSMO decided to accompany this citizens' initiative from its beginnings by providing it with the advisory support of a CLSC community organizer.

Currently, the only alternative is the foster family. However, people living with moderate to mild intellectual disability (ID) with or without autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are too independent to live in foster care but not enough to live alone in an apartment. Supportive housing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week is becoming the alternative for these people with disabilities.



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A dream... a choice for some... a necessity and a future for many.



OUR CUSTOMERS


Our tenants are people 18 years of age and older, living with moderate to mild intellectual disability (ID) with or without autism spectrum disorder (ASD), physically independent and who have successfully completed basic residential independence training. They must be able to leave during the day to go to work platforms or various activities. This clientele comes primarily from the Roussillon, Beauharnois-Salaberry and Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCMs.


The cost of rent is 25% of each tenant's individual income. In addition, there are services offered such as meals, telephony and autonomy support.


OUR FACILITIES


We are located in the heart of Mercier, within walking distance of shops and cultural and sports facilities. The adapted transportation system allows tenants to travel both in Mercier and in neighbouring municipalities.


CHEZ-NOUS-SOLIDAIRE IS:


  • A 19-unit (3 ½) building of 613.5 square feet;

  • A new construction with elevator, universal adaptation and sprinklers;

  • Food service, dining room, laundry room and common room;

  • Supervision 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.Supervision 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.