Special Needs / Community

Three Schools Join Forces with Benedict Labre House

Montreal - Thursday, September 15, 2016

Rosemount High School and Perspectives I & II Alternative High School in St. Michel are set to embark on a new partnership with the Benedict Labre House called "Louder than Words."

This community action campaign initiated by Spiritual and Community Animator Vince Lacroce, intends to expose students to develop empathy and care for others through exposure to the homeless community.

By putting these virtues into action, students will become proactive citizens by volunteering their time and giving back to the community,” said Mr. Lacroce.

Francine Nadler, the Program Coordinator at the Benedict Labre House will meet with students on-site and address the misconceptions and stereotypes associated with life on the streets. She will also discuss how mental illness plays a role as well as how the services offered by the Benedict Labre House are vital to the reintegration of the homeless.

This year long partnership will also include multiple visits by the clients of the Benedict Labre House to both high schools.

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