For children that are in danger and must be separated from their family. For situations of parental neglect or violence, or cases of financial inability to care for the child.
To end the situation and provide a peaceful and safe environment for children to recuperate while preserving an emotional connection with their parents.
The Robert Levillain children’s shelter
The children’s shelter focuses on restoring the family environment. The temporary separation process has to be fully accepted and understood by families, so that the parents can meet regularly with the educational and social teams for parenting support. A coordinating special education teacher makes sure that every child goes to school and attends appointments with teachers, psychologists and social workers in addition to group meetings, such as meals. Children live in three units of 12 children.
SOS Group manages nine children’s shelters, which can welcome a maximum of 465 children at once.
In 2005, 44% of children had returned to their families,11% started to live on their own, and others were directed towards other educational or professional organizations.