Social Assistance, Income, Food, and Necessities

If you are looking for support for yourself or for a loved one (social assistance, food or other necessities), please see below for organizations that can help you. You can also contact your local CLSC to explore resources. To find your local CIUSSS, which will direct you to your local CLSC, click HERE or call 811.

Please note: AMI-Quebec helps families cope with mental health problems and illnesses in a loved one. We do not provide the services listed below. Please contact these organizations for help.




Income and Social Assistance
Associations de Consommateurs du Québec 1-888-412-1313Finance management workshops, help w/ taxes, budget consultation [F]QC
Clinique d'Impôts514-990-3789Tax services (income tax preparation) by appointment for a small fee [E/F]Montreal (Jean-Talon and centre)
Clinique Droits Devant514-603-0265 (Intervention)
514-303-2227 (Administration)
Helping homeless individuals who get ticketed to pay their debt [E/F]Montreal
Emploi Quebec514-644-4545Information about social assistance and social solidarity [E/F]QC
Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi & de la Solidarité Sociale 514-873-4000
Ministry for all information regarding government assistance, file a complaint [E/F]QC
NDG Tax Clinics514-484-1471 x225Tax workshops and clinics; information for tax preparation for low income families [E/F]Montreal (NDG)
Organisation d'aide aux sans-emplois (ODAS)514-932-3926Represents unemployed, welfare information, resource linkage, consultations [F]Montreal
Project Genesis514-738-2036Assistance w/ housing rights, advocacy, drop-in, etc. [E/F/other]Montreal (Côte-des-Neiges)
Saint Columba House514-932-6202Assistance, support, and rights information for social assistance [E/F]Montreal (Point St. Charles)
Société d'Habitation Québec1-800-463-4315 x1Information/resources, shelter allowance program for seniors or fam. w/ at least 1 dependent child [E/F]QC
Food and Necessities
Accueil Bonneau514-845-3906Assistance, housing, food, psychosocial intervention [E/F]Montreal
Chez Doris514-937-2341Meals & clothes, educational & social services for women [E/F]Montreal
L'équipe Enterprise514-636-1081Provide a wide variety of low cost meals [E/F]Montreal (Dorval)
Face à Face514-934-4546Mail reception service for people who do not have a fixed address [E/F]Montreal
Groupe PART514-526-7278Offer food delivery or pick-up of meals prepared by trained consumers [F]Montreal
MADA Community Centre514-342-4969Food bank, cafeteria, clothing, furniture, etc. [E/F]Montreal
MultiCaf514-733-0554Community cafeteria & food bank; very affordable meals, food baskets, etc. [E/F/Other]Montreal (Cote-des-Neiges)
NDG Food Depot514-483-4680Providing food services to those in need including food baskets [E/F]Montreal (NDG)
The Open Door514-939-1970Drop-in centre for homeless, offer meals, clothing, free beds, activities, etc. [E/F]Montreal (Westmount)
Optician Philippe Rochette514-303-4315Affordable prescription eyeglasses for those with low incomes [E/mostly F]Montreal
Resto-Plateau514-527-5997Inexpensive meals for low-income individuals, catering, socializing & support [F]Montreal
Le Sac à Dos514-393-8868Allowing homeless individuals to have a PO Box in order to receive mail; also storage lockers [F]Montreal
Sun Youth514-842-6822Food, medical, and other services for those in difficult situations [E/F]Montreal
Welcome Hall Mission514-523-5288Meal and food service for struggling Montrealers [E/F]Montreal
Clean Sweepers514-484-4266Quality domestic services: cleaning, laundry, meal preparation, etc. [E/F]Montreal
Cummings Jewish Centre514-342-1234Homecare services for seniors, kosher "meals on wheels", day programs [E/F/H]Montreal (Côte-des-Neiges)
NOVA514-866-6801In-home support & nursing, palliative care, "Respite for Caregiver" program [E/F]Montreal (Westmount)