The not-for-profit organisation aims to help restore stability to families or individuals following disruption caused by illness, unemployment or loss of a home
- Bouygues has provided the charity with financial support since 2006.
Created in 1987, the charity helps young people with drug dependency problems to rebuild their lives in preparation for reintegration into society. It hosts more than 600 young people in two houses. In 2014, the charity opened a third house for young women only.
It was founded by Laurent de Cherisey and has developed structures that enable people with disabilities to live in independent studio apartments within large shared apartment buildings.
Its aim is to create spaces where people can “live together” and which do not resemble conventional sheltered residences. These enable people who have suffered a major disability to resume normal activities and acquire a certain degree of independence. Each Simon de Cyrène community hosts an average of 60 people in a shared apartment building, 30 of whom are able-bodied and 30 of whom suffer from a disability as a result of a serious accident (head injury, etc.). A community requires the building of 3,000 m² of social housing units and “common living spaces”.
In November 2011, a community apartment block was opened in Vanves, on the outskirts of Paris.
The charity has a number of projects currently being developed in ten towns and cities around France, such as Angers, Nantes, Bordeaux, Rungis and Dijon.
- Bouygues has provided financial support to the charity since 2006.
Astrée has been working to restore community ties and combat social isolation for 20 years. It provides training in listening skills and coordinates volunteers to help provide people in difficulty with long-term support
- Bouygues has been a partner of Astrée since 1995.
This charity provides people or families who have a suffered a loss of independence for social or economic reasons with a place to live as well as support adapted to their specific situations.
This charity carries out educational and social initiatives in favour of children, teenagers, adults and families living in underprivileged neighbourhoods.
Le Village Saint Joseph accompanies primarily individual adults, but also families, who are struggling to cope with temporary upheavals of various kinds: familial, social, professional, emotional or others.
Support is provided within a family framework, so that those needing help may successfully integrate themselves back in to society.
- Bouygues has provided financial support to Village Saint Joseph since 2011.
(Updated: January 2016)
- Emmanuelle Laigneau