For 30 years, France Labelle has dedicated itself to others in order to give a second chance to people in difficulty and more particularly to homeless young people through its organization, the Refuge des Jeunes. In her book, she tells us about the journey of some of her proteges who have passed from shadow to light.
France Labelle’s first mission was to help women in difficulty. At the start of her career, she was co-director and social worker at a women’s shelter. But after some time, it was towards street youth that she turned to become co-founder of the Refuge des Jeunes de Montréal dedicated to 18 to 26 year olds.
It is in a way to underline her 30 years of career that she wanted to write this book.
“For years I have said a lot of things on the subject, and for the occasion I wanted to say things differently”, reveals the author who herself lived a difficult childhood having had a little loving adoptive mother. and violent that hit her children with rage and despair.
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