The “Notre-Dame des Barrails” association in Bordeaux supports people who are marginalised and living on the street. It is developing its action with the opening of a new residential centre in Preignac, 45 minutes from Bordeaux.
Since 2002, the association has helped 150 homeless people find accommodation and employment or a source of income in Bordeaux. It relies exclusively on the work of its 100 volunteers and donations it receives from the private sector. In 2007, the association opened a centre to accommodate 30 people. The result was a great success, with more than two thirds of people receiving support getting off the streets permanently.
In 2016, a second centre opened in Preignac (Gironde), which will eventually be able to accommodate 43 people. This provides greater housing possibilities, gives residents the opportunity to work in the local wine industry and limits temptations associated with life in the city for people suffering from addiction.
The Eiffage Foundation is contributing to the renovation of one of several buildings (a former winery), which will provide another 4 bedrooms.
Philippe Moulia and Samir Taleb, agency manager and procurement manager respectively in the Construction division, are supporting the project.
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