In order to progressively lead these women to their autonomy, this housing links the individual structure of the housing (which is indispensable with respects to private and family life) to life in a community by offering moments for exchanges and meetings as well as fun and educational workshops.
Wednesday afternoons, children can participate in activities specifically designed for them; moreover, they enjoy daily school support. On their side, mothers learn to sew, knit, and speak or perfect their French. Information sessions (with a translation team) are also organized around subjects as diverse as waste sorting and healthy eating.
Little by little, these moments of relaxation and learning allow them to leave their solitude, regain serenity, and to develop social relationships all while starting their integration process.
Follow-up and Support
To ensure the daily management of the Louvranges housing and to guarantee psychosocial and legal follow-ups of residents, a professional team has been established. Moreover, this project partially relies on the work of volunteers who for the most part come from the neighborhood. Residents can also count on the presence and comfortof two nuns from the former convent, Sisters of Charity, who live among the women and families and spare no time or effort to support them.