Denis Coderre pledges to study ‘wet shelter’ for homeless alcoholics – Life in Québec

MONTREAL — The incumbent mayor of Montreal has promised to look into setting up a wet shelter to help homeless alcoholics deal with their drinking problems.

Denis Coderre pledged Wednesday to study the possibility of helping the destitute as he focused on the homeless while campaigning for next month’s municipal election.

The wet shelter allows alcoholics to consume under supervision with the aim of gradually reducing their dependence on alcohol.

The concept already exists in Ottawa and Toronto and works well according to Nakuset, an official with a Montreal women’s shelter.

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