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The long journey out of homelessness

by Archives January 8, 2008

The small, simple and stark white laundry room in the Old Brewery Mission’s permanent housing wing is a “symbolic place,” according to Georges Ohana. “It represents the change in these men’s lives,” he said. On the communal floor of the Mission, the laundry room is the place where formerly homeless men who live at the residence can cleanse themselves and their stained clothes from the past.
Ohana is the Head of Operations of the Mission’s Marcelle and Jean Coutu Pavilion (MJCP) which is home to 30 men who, until recently, didn’t have one. While walking through the building, Ohana explained that for the last two years the workers in the pavilion have focused on making the lives of those who enter it brighter. “It has given colour and life to people who have lost everything, ” he said.
The pavilion was created in 2006 as part of the Acc

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