published: 2018-03-13 17:26:59
Al Harrington isn’t waiting for police or politicians to make the streets of Montreal safer.
Three nights a week, Harrington gathers a group of volunteers and patrols the areas where homeless men and women sleep — handing out food, blankets, hygiene products, but also offering to sit and talk through problems.
They call themselves the Wolf Pack Street Patrol.
Harrington, a former outreach worker with the Native Friendship Centre of Montreal, created the group last month to help make the streets safer for those who live on the margins and struggle with addiction or mental health problems.
Montreal Gazette reporter Christopher Curtis followed Harrington and his volunteers on one of their patrols.