Carrefour pour Elle
Provide shelter and assistance to women who are victims of domestic violence and women in difficulty with their children.
Provide physical safety and emotional support to housed women and children, while helping them develop their ability to assert themselves and break free from their experiences of violence, through a process of devictimization.
years of existence
January 6 1975
Carrefour pour Elle is opening its doors thanks to a grant from the Department of National Health and Welfare of Ottawa and the Congrégation des Soeurs du Bon-Conseil, which offers free furnished premises for one year. A helpline and housing are available. Thérèse Dallaire-Laplante is the founder of Carrefour pour Elle and she has been the director for the first 16 years.
Research is carried out by a sociologist to prove the necessity of the resource. Since then, the provincial government has subsidized Carrefour pour Elle, which was the first shelter for women victims of domestic violence and their children in the province of Quebec.
Arrival of a new executive director of the shelter.
Establishment of external services for women victims of domestic violence for post-accommodation and group follow-ups.
Establishment of the family external intervention program – Pacifix.
Establishment of the consultation and prevention service for violence in romantic relationships.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: Diane Langlois
Vice-President: Catherine Lacaille
Treasurer: Mylène Leroux
Secretary: Anissa Cadieux-Perron
Administrator: Ghislaine Pilon
Administrator: Fanny Lauzier
Executive Director of the shelter: Marlène Poirier
Hosting and External Services
11 counselors at the shelter reception
1 youth counselor for sheltered mothers and children
1 child caretaker
2 counselors for sheltered and post-shelter women
1 counselor for external women
2 counselors in the external Pacifix program
1 executive director
1 executive assistant and outreach services manager
1 administrative assistant
1 housekeeping and material resources officer