Montreal City Mission is founded on compassion, hospitality, and justice. For years, the mission has worked with refugees and new immigrants, helping them adjust to life in Canada. The staff offer advice and referrals to housing, health, education, and employment services.
In recent years, they noticed more and more seniors accessing their services. People who had immigrated or arrived as refugees at an older age began asking for help with legal matters related to immigration, housing, and social assistance. Senior immigrants face special problems and have few places to turn to for advice and help. They often come to Canada to join other family members but for a variety of reasons find themselves marooned in this country, navigating the complex web of social services alone. Montreal City Mission realized it needed a special legal clinic.
Young lawyers volunteer their time in the mission’s legal clinic, dealing with various issues around immigration, retirement income, residency, and access to health care. They have even set up a mobile clinic to go to seniors who can’t get to the downtown mission offices at St. James United Church. Services are free to senior refugees and immigrants over 55 who have a low income.
Your gifts for Mission and Service allow Montreal City Mission’s legal clinic to help people who have lost hope find and make a new life in Canada. Thank you, and please continue to give generously.