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Resources for youth at risk of homelessness welcome students

Resources for youth at risk of homelessness welcome students

Muhammad studies at the University of Montreal in mathematics and statistics. If he is on track to obtain his baccalaureate degree, it is thanks to his persistence, but also thanks to the help of the Foyer des Jeunes Travailleurs et Travaileuses de Montréal, which provided him with a roof over his head for about ten months. .

Previously, he lived with his family on the east side of the island of Montreal, and had to travel nearly four hours a day by public transportation to his classes on the other side of the city. I arrived late for classes. It was really frustratingHe explains.

Muhammad had thought about looking for a shared apartment or a place in student accommodation. But his family's income was modest, and since he was studying full-time, he could not work enough to cover his needs.

I just didn't have the means. Apartment in Montreal, it is not possible to pay this amount. Housing is also expensive, and there are waiting lists.

Mohammed, sitting in his room at the Foyer des Jeunes Travailleurs et Travailleuses de Montréal, is doing the work required for a bachelor's degree course in mathematics and statistics.

Photography: Radio-Canada/Patrick-Andre Perron

He learned from a friend about the Foyer des Jeunes Travailleurs, one of the 32 member organizations of the Auberges du coeur du Québec network, which offered him a room at a low rent. I'm really grateful to be here. It allows me to move forward and focus on my studies“, trust.

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