MAISON FLORA TRISTAN

Welcome to our home

Maison Flora Tristan is a 1st and 2nd stage shelter which welcomes women and children from all cultural communities who are victims of domestic violence.

When a woman walks through the door of our House, our team takes the time to welcome her, support her, help her, accompany her, and offer her psychosocial intervention.

The intervention is personalized to equip victims with the proper tools and give them the opportunity to fully understand the options available to them in regard to their particular situation.

Our goal?

Allow women and children to rebuild themselves by regaining power over their lives, offer them a place to settle down in complete safety, allow them to take time to take steps to reorganize their lives and break the infernal cycle of domestic violence. This is the essence of the services offered by Maison Flora Tristan.

1986
Foundation of Maison Flora Tristan
1987
Our doors open to its first residents
2009
The House moves to better adapt to the needs of women and children
2009
Opening of 2nd stage accommodation
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Women and children sheltered
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Annual accommodation requests
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Annual telephone assessments
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Annual requests accepted

Welcome. House. Support.

Mission

The Maison Flora Tristan advocates against domestic violence with government institutions and the public. We believe that all of society must mobilize to denounce violence against women, including domestic violence and post-separation domestic violence. We must do everything to ensure that women do not remain in situations that can be dangerous to their safety.

Although the news shows us, like a slap in the face, the harsh reality of the number of Québécois women who have died in a marital context, it is also important to underline the courage of all the women and children who pass through the doors of the Maison Flora Tristan every year and who manage to escape the grip of domestic violence.

The values that guide our actions

Autonomy
Solidarity
Equality and equity
Integrity
Respect

The Maison Flora Tristan promotes complete and lasting social reintegration of women who are victims of domestic violence. This is why its services range from emergency accommodation to transitional accommodation and complete the cycle with post-accommodation services.

The Maison Flora Tristan promotes complete and lasting social reintegration of women who are victims of domestic violence. This is why its services range from emergency accommodation to transitional accommodation and complete the cycle with post-accommodation services.

You have questions?

FAQs

“Domestic violence includes psychological, verbal, physical and sexual assault as well as acts of economic domination. It does not result from a loss of control, but is, on the contrary, a means chosen to dominate the other person and assert one’s power over them. It can be experienced in a marital, extra-marital or romantic relationship, at all ages of life. »

(Government of Quebec, 1995)

Walking around the home to identify dead-end rooms and the best places to escape will help victims make a safe decision when an episode of domestic violence breaks out. Having allies can make a big difference in dealing with an episode of domestic violence. (Source: Government of Quebec)

Emergency shelters such as the Maison Flora Tristan provide a safe place for women and their children fleeing violence. It is temporary and confidential to ensure your safety.

You can contact us (see info at the bottom of the page) for assistance. Our mission is to help and offer support to victims of domestic violence from different cultural communities and their children.

Yes, the House is designed for your safety. It is confidential and we take security measures to protect you.

We provide basic necessities. You can bring clothes, medicines, important documents and toys for your children.

We have services for children. You will be able to speak with our social workers to get help protecting your children.

In the 1st stage, Maison Flora Tristan offers temporary accommodation to protect you until you can find a longer-term solution. We also offer the possibility of accessing 2nd stage accommodation lasting several months.

Our staff can help you obtain legal advice and protection orders if necessary.

We offer aftercare services to help you recover. We can help you find permanent housing and obtain financial assistance.

No, you are not alone. We have counselors and support groups to help you get through this.

Team

Maison Flora Tristan is made up of a multidisciplinary team whose main strength is its rich diversity.

Sandrine Iceta - directrice générale par intérim (3)

Sandrine Iceta, T.S., Ph. D.

Clinical Director

“To all of you, I want to remind you that you are not alone. We are here for you. Our house is much more than a physical shelter: it is a refuge, full of support, listening and solidarity. Don't hesitate to call on our team for any needs, questions or guidance you may require. We are proud to support you in your quest for a life free of violence and filled with dignity. Your courage is remarkable and your safety is our top priority. With all my support and commitment. »

Marie Faija - intervenante psychosociale (2)

Marie Faija

Executive Assistant

“This year, violence against women has continued to make the headlines! Far too often, the news has left me speechless and with a bitter taste in my mouth! Indeed, a veritable tsunami shook Quebec… and the number of feminicides broke all records. A sad record which each time hits like a blow, which each time revolts me! But women can escape the cycle of violence. Awareness, prevention and intervention are keys that are part of the solution. I also believe that by working collectively, at all levels of our society, we can make a difference. »

Sarah Meziti - coordonnatrice clinique services internes Maison Flora Tristan

Sarah Meziti

Outpatient clinical coordinator

“The wave of feminicides has created a feeling of incomprehension for me. I wanted to understand what was happening, what I could do better and differently to reach the most isolated women who are caught in violent relationships. »

Soufia Arqa - coordonnatrice clinique services externes Maison Flora Tristan

Soufia Araq

Outpatient clinical coordinator

“It is with enthusiasm that I accepted the challenge of setting up the external services of Maison Flora Tristan: a service which aims to help and support women and their children in their process of regaining power. »

Psychosocial workers:

Corinne Roy

Fatima Terhini

Katia Ruiz

Natalia Tchetchenkova

Morgane Alima

Night supervisors:

Firmane Marcellus

Zenaïda Zapata Coronel

Récréologue

Jung Won Lin

Cook

Adrien Frisé

“What surprises and challenges me with each feminicide is the total astonishment displayed by those around the victim... as if it could only happen to others. As if we and our loved ones were safe from horror. I experienced it, this surprise, this brutal shock of a reality that we refused and still refuse to accept. For all the Daphnes in this world I thank you, all of you who work to save be it even only one of these women. »

Dominique Parrot
- Former employee

“What surprises and challenges me with each feminicide is the total astonishment displayed by those around the victim... as if it could only happen to others. As if we and our loved ones were safe from horror. I experienced it, this surprise, this brutal shock of a reality that we refused and still refuse to accept. For all the Daphnes in this world I thank you, all of you who work to save be it even only one of these women. »

Dominique Parrot
- Former employee

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Activity reports

“The annual reporting period always provides an opportunity to pause, reflect and take time to contemplate all the accomplishments made over the past year. »

Myriam Ariey-Jouglard
- President of the board of directors

“The annual reporting period always provides an opportunity to pause, reflect and take time to contemplate all the accomplishments made over the past year. »

Myriam Ariey-Jouglard
- President of the board of directors