Empty offices to house the homeless

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Bureaux du Cœur
Pays de la Loire
4,705night-s funded
181 difts
73 comments
2 € = 1 night-s
Why we love it?

Les Bureaux du Coeur is a great initiative that enables the corporate world to become even more involved, while optimizing unused office space during the night. A project we love!

The project

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Created in 2020 by committed entrepreneurs, Bureaux du Cœur develops the use of business premises as individual emergency accommodation for people in precarious situations, at night and at weekends. The aim? Accommodate a person for 3 to 6 months to help them integrate into society.
350
people
since the project's inception
160
companies
who each evening welcome a person in a precarious situation
24
cities
in France, represented by 150 volunteers

Solution

The offices are occupied only 30% of the time. At night and at weekends, they are empty. Yet they are often heated in winter and air-conditioned in summer.

On the other side, 300,000 people sleep outside in France.

What if companies could help reintegrate someone who has lost everything?

Les Bureaux du Cœur is a bridge between these two realities: the association makes sure that offices are offices during the day and, at night and weekends, a place of welcome for a person in a street situation, whom we call a "guest.e". 

The term guest is not chosen at random. The host company will welcome the person and provide a small kitchen, a shower and a bed, which could be in a meeting room, an office or even a siesta room. Each case is specific and anything is possible.

Luc, 23, was sleeping in his car while he had a job. Sabine had to leave her home because of domestic violence. Thanks to their support, they found refuge and stability in the office of a company in their town, and got back on the road to a normal life. 

How to become a Bureaux du Cœur host
Here are the illustrated instructions for becoming a host! ⭐️
How to become a Bureaux du Cœur host
Launch of three new delegations
We're delighted to announce that in February, not one, not two, but three Bureaux du Coeur delegations have launched. Welcome to Dijon, Valenciennes and Brussels 💙

The Bureaux du Coeur are now 28 active delegations in France, Belgium, Portugal as well as Spain.

It is with great pride that we extend our reach to better help the most precarious.
We would like to express our deep gratitude to our volunteers, organizations hosts and associations partners, whose unwavering support makes it all possible.

Stay tuned for exciting developments in our initiatives in these new regions! 🌍

Together, let's continue to make a difference. 💪
Launch of three new delegations

The money will be used for

Donations will enable us to recruit permanent staff to canvass new host companies, finance any fittings and furnishings at hosts' homes, the guarantee fund in the event of damage at one of the hosts' homes, welcome kits (bedding, kitchen items, etc.) offered to guests and the several support programs set up on a case-by-case basis.

By donating to the Bureaux du Cœur, you enable them to:
- set up new reception facilities;
- support their guests as best they can in their social reintegration;
- support a world with less inequality;
- pass on a little (or even a lot) of love to people who really need it.
I dream of a day when no one sleeps rough, thanks to the solidarity of companies and their employees.
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Kinda GARMAN
General Manager
Zone d'action
France
Europe
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