Founded by Father Emmett Johns (Pops) in 1988, Dans la rue is a grassroots, community-based organization that works with street kids and at-risk youth aged 12 to 25. Over the past 23 years, Dans la rue has grown into a team of 65 professionals and 135 volunteers, who take care of our kids' basic needs and help them to start to take control of their lives. The Van, the Bunker (the overnight shelter) and the Chez Pops Day Centre, help fulfill Pops’ vision of helping street kids to become independent, guided by his philosophy of respect, friendship and service.