Faces of homelessness in the Capitale-Nationale

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

La Maison de Lauberivière on Blvd Charest in St. Roch welcomes thousands of homeless people each year. It is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The Christmas trees and glittering garlands give the spacious dining room a homey feel. Several hundred people — mostly men, but quite a few women — find seats, chat in small groups, exclaim over the desserts. It’s another evening at La Maison de Lauberivière, which houses Quebec City’s largest soup kitchen.