ROUYN-NORANDA, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 1, 2017) - Maison Martin-Bradley was officially opened today, in Rouyn-Noranda. The 25 housing units in this project are intended for people with mental health problems.
This project of more than $4.2 million was initiated by the Office municipal d'habitation de Rouyn-Noranda and developed in collaboration with several partners, including the Fondation Martin-Bradley, the Fonderie Horne and the City of Rouyn-Noranda.
The tenants have a community room and a kitchen with all the equipment and accessories needed to prepare communal meals. Some residents participate in building maintenance and are paid for the work they do, including as snow removal from entranceways, housekeeping in common areas and lawn mowing. As well, specialized workers provide tenants with numerous services, such as daily medication support and assistance in crisis situations. Tenants are also given help toward their social reintegration.
The ceremony took place in the presence of Luc Blanchette, Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks and Member of the National Assembly for Rouyn-Noranda-Témiscamingue, on behalf of Martin Coiteux, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security and Minister responsible for the Montréal region, along with Mario Provencher, Mayor of Rouyn-Noranda.
"The peace of mind that comes with having a secure and stable home is invaluable. Our government is proud to have participated in this great project. An affordable place to live provides much more than a roof over someone's head; it improves the quality of life of the residents and contributes to the well-being of the whole community." - The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
"I salute this initiative of the Office municipal d'habitation de Rouyn-Noranda that is allowing people with mental health problems to benefit from the safety of a home. Our government is proud to have participated in the inauguration of these 25 units. This kind of community-based action contributes to improving the quality of life of our fellow citizens who must learn to live with particular challenges." - Luc Blanchette, Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks and Member of the National Assembly for Rouyn-Noranda-Témiscamingue