Our services

What we offer



Reception and accommodation

The accommodation service offers a safe temporary place for women, with or without children, who need it. The service is confidential and available 24/7. Every woman or family gets a room for the whole stay. The other rooms of the house are common ground for all users.


Individual service

During their stay, women receive individual monitoring with a social worker, to take time to better observe the different forms of violence of which they have been victims and to establish different approaches on how to manage what happens next.


Group animation

The women staying at the Maison can participate in group workshops where different themes are addressed to break isolation by creating solidarity bonding with people who have lived through similar experiences.


Support and reference

A specially assigned social worker can bring support to women in their approaches in a legal, social, or even immigration matters. she can also go to court with the women, if needed.


Mother/children intervention service

The impacts of violence can manifest in many ways to the children who witness it, that is why mothers and children are guided by a youth social worker during the whole stay.


Help line 24/7

A help and support line is available day and night. This line is there to give immediate support to domestic violence victims and their circle.



The maison d’hébergement l’aquarelle plays an active role in the community, so that people can be aware and learn about domestic violence, and to stimulate involvement and solution oriented collectivity.


External service

Follow-up external meetings mean to help women and their children on different levels. these meetings are offered without the accommodation or post-accommodation.

Youth service

There are numerous and diversified offered services for the youth.

  • The respite service: some time given to a mother during which she can take care of her, at la Maison, while a youth social worker takes care of the kids;
  • Individual youth follow-up: a follow-up focused on the mother and her children;
  • The support to the mother (example: discipline at the table, anger management, etc.);
  • Supervised leaves: a possibility for the mother and children to get out;
  • Punctual reunion: a meeting responding to an immediate need to talk, to be listened to and to ventilate;
  • External follow-up.

Difficulties with which we work are:

  • Domestic violence;
  • Other violence;
  • Marriage difficulties;
  • Lack of financial or housing resources;
  • Alcoholism and drug addiction;
  • Others

Prevention and awareness activities