The Emmaüs community in Le Plessis-Trévise provides shelter for almost 40 homeless people. They work in the association’s recycling and reuse activity alongside a team of volunteers. The Eiffage Foundation is supporting a project to extend the association’s premises.
The Emmaüs community in Le Plessis-Trévise (Val-de-Marne) provides unconditional and unlimited shelter for 38 extremely vulnerable people, most of whom were living on the street. Known as “companions”, they live on site and work in the association’s recycling and reuse activity. Around 40 volunteers also work to support the initiative.
The community is carrying out a vast project to restructure, renovate and extend its premises. The goal is to increase capacity from 38 to 50 companions, improve their living and work conditions, develop the recycling activity and thereby contribute to the association’s financial stability.
Prior to this project, the association previously carried out work to demolish a temporary housing structure built in the 1950’s known as an igloo. The last of its kind in existence in France, the igloo is due to be rebuilt and will serve as a recreation area for the companions. The Eiffage Foundation and Jean-Yvon Henry, a director at Eiffage Construction, are supporting the project.
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