In 1987, a group of immigrant and Quebecker women, driven by their own life experiences or sensitized to the problem of domestic violence, met to establish the foundations of a shelter. These women residents of the borough of Ahuntsic, chose this place to install this haven of peace that offers support and comfort to women and their children, victims of domestic violence. Transit 24's name suggested both the transition period for its clients and 24-hour service. In 1988, the general bylaws of Transit 24 are clarified and the incorporation is validated that same year.
The overall goal of Transit 24 is to provide educational activities and direct services to women who are victims of domestic violence.
The objectives are as follows:
On December 2, 1988, Transit 24 with a capacity of 5 beds, welcomed their first client and her child.
In 2018, Transit 24 with a capacity of 15 beds, has an accomodation rate of 97%.