About us

With us, there is a place for you.

Impact, group supporting mental health, was created in 1988 to help social and community reintegration of people living with mental health conditions in Saint-Henri and Petite-Bourgogne.

The socioeconomic situation of these neighborhoods was then well-known: unemployment, poverty, single-parent families, etc. In addition, two special characteristics were found there.  First, they represent the greatest concentration of social housing in Montreal, 1441 HLM housing units in Petite-Bourgogne only.  Second, we find several shelters for homeless and/or people with mental health issues.

Under those circumstances the demand of support services for mental health was increasing in the French area. Then Impact was funded.

Our mission

Identify the needs of people with mental health issues living on the territory.

Offer to the community some support services and activities that will improve its quality of life.

Help people with mental health conditions to reintegrate the social community on the territories of Saint-Henri, Petite Bourgogne and surrounding areas.

Organize and develop volunteer resources and assistance to these people and their family.

Promote psychiatrized rights and needs in the community.

Our team

Sonia St-Jean
Sonia St-Jean

Responsible for welcoming and day center

Stéphanie Thibault
Stéphanie Thibault

Community worker and responsible for housing (as interim)

Sonia Lauzon
Sonia Lauzon

Director

Marie-Andrée Cyr
Marie-Andrée Cyr

Community worker and responsible for day center (as interim)

Jeanne-Eva Dupuis
Jeanne-Eva Dupuis

Community worker (on maternity leave)

Our board members

M. Gaëtan Hénault

Président

M. Yves Santerre

Vice-President / Treasurer

Mme Geneviève Allard

Secretary

M. Jean-Marc Dumont

Administrator

Mme Mireille Masse

Administrator

M. Marc Provost

Representative of users

M. Jacques Cloutier

Representative of users