Welcome to the new website of La Maison Le Prélude!
La Maison Le Prélude is a shelter for women, with or without children, who are victims of domestic violence. We offer listening, information and phone references, shelter, and consultation by appointment. All the services we provide are free and confidential.
To talk to us directly, please call 450-682-3050.
On our website, you will find different tabs with a lot of information, whether you are a woman in need of help, support or security, a victim's relative or a professional. You can learn more about La Maison Le Prélude, our services and domestic violence by visiting our website.
"I was not sure that in my situation (mainly psychological and economic violence) they could get me in, and after a phone call, I realized that they were exactly the kind of place to women in my situation and not just the cases of physical violence that were reported to the police. The woman over the phone really reassured me"
"At first I wanted to fix my marriage. I was trying to figure out why he was like that, but never got it. At some point, we decided to divorce and continue to live together until we sell the house. But one day, he pulled my hair and insulted me in front of my son… That was enough for me. I went to the police, told them everything and they escorted me to the house to get few things. I did that in 5 minutes, and we went to Prélude with two bags. We stayed there for two months. Before going there, I thought it would be a gray, ugly, depressing place, but, to my surprise, it is the complete opposite! It is bright and people are smiling and trying to help. Thanks to them, I was able to get social assistance temporarily and was able to find a place to live."
"They helped my daughter to socialize more and it made us feel good. I really appreciated all the help that was given from them, even as little as smiles."