The Kangaroo House was officially launched in 2011. It is the first nonprofit organization in Quebec and Canada that provides primary care services and emergency accommodation for children whose parents are going through a difficult time.
The organization’s objective is to temporarily help families that are having a hard time due to different causes: relational (divorce, separation), health (exhaustion / extreme tiredness, verdict of a serious illness, loss of loved ones), situational (new job outside of town), economic (job loss), etc.
Our first goal is to quickly remove the children from a stressful environment. The Kangaroo House uses a warm-hearted approach based on human values and community support to help families who are dealing with unexpected challenges.
The Kangaroo House will help families that are located on the island of Montreal and its surroundings. In the longterm, the team also plans on opening a house in each of Quebec’s 17 administrative regions.
To achieve its mission, The Kangaroo House can count on a multidisciplinary team of professionals and volunteers. Our organization works closely with health care institutions, schools and social workers.
For The Kangaroo House it is important to maintain a good relationship between its clients and the services available in the area. Therefore, the organization is working jointly with its partners already established in Montreal. These partnerships enable them to act quickly for the vulnerable families as a way to access the various services offered by the public or private sectors in the community.