OUR PRINCIPLES

1. Offer a family-type shelter

  • Accommodation for children and mothers in a warm, friendly, and healthy environment
  • A secure and reassuring framework
  • A respectful and confidential approach
  • Individual and collective care
  • Accommodation offered for a duration of two years

2. Build a family project leading to autonomy

  • Build on the needs and potential of mothers and their children
  • Promote autonomy and self-support by developing their skills to help them become actors in the construction of their project and contributors to society in general
  • Rely on community, family, and social resources that can serve as effective tools for sustainable integration.

3. Develop mother-child bond

  • Temporarily take over a mother’s parenting role if and when needed
  • Consolidate the mother-child relationship
  • Help mothers become autonomous in their parenting role

4. Work together with a child’s mother to develop a personalized project for that child

  • Children without apparent problems – prevention projects)
  • Children suffering from emotional damage – psycho-social and educational treatments
  • Children with a court/criminal file – offer support in judicial measures
  • Establish a diagnosis or have a diagnosis established – shared with the mother
  • Develop with the mother a personalized project for the child
  • Support the mother in the implementation of these projects

5. Support mothers as individuals

  • Ensure physical, psychological, and personal development
  • Allow individual spiritual and religious expression

6. Work with a network of partners

  • Partnership development provides beneficiaries and teams with support thanks to specific professional skills
  • Preserve family bonds, and rebuild them where and when possible