Face à Face turns to fundraising to stay afloat – Montreal

WATCH ABOVE: Despite being part of the community for over 30 years, Face à Face is looking for funding to help maintain services offered.

MONTREAL – The Face à Face Listening and Intervention Centre has been helping the homeless and people who struggle with mental health issues since 1982.

However, after all the years of important community work, it remains relatively unknown to the Montreal population.

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Marketing director Louis-Philippe Joly stopped by the Global Montreal Morning News to tell anchor Camille Ross all about Face à Face’s mission.

“The biggest service we do offer is the active listening phone line or in person,” he said, adding anybody can call and talk for 20 minutes in the morning and afternoon.

“It’s not clinical what we do…we listen to them, we help them through their day.”

The organization is hosting an event at the Zibo restaurant in Griffintown on Friday, Aug. 14 to raise funds so it can continue helping people in the community.

Throughout the evening, volunteers will be present to talk to guests about the work they do at Face à Face and their impact on the Montreal community.

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