Overnight shelters for vulnerable homeless people
Monday 17 May 2021
Since April, Caritas Luxembourg has been running the new Halte de Nuit in Bonnevoie on behalf of the City of Luxembourg and the Ministry for Family, Integration and the Greater Region.
The night team is composed of Pascal Lambertz (coordinator), Leon Jentgen and Saghi Hamid. The day team is made up of Emma Fanczalski, who provides socio-educational support, and Laurie Gatley, who also deals with health issues. The Halte de Nuit is open every day from 9.30 pm to 7 am. It is intended for particularly vulnerable homeless people who cannot be accommodated in the usual emergency facilities. They can stay overnight, take a shower and do their laundry. They are also served dinner and breakfast. Finally, people can be accompanied, if they wish, in the various administrative procedures that enable them to regain their social rights and access healthcare. Access to the Halte de Nuit is possible through the Halte de Nuit day team and the streetworkers who are present in the streets of the city.
With the opening of the new Halte de Nuit in Bonnevoie, the old Halte de Nuit, also located in the station area, was transformed into a Halte de Nuit exclusively for vulnerable homeless women.
The first women were welcomed on 3 May. The Halte de Nuit operates every day from 7.30 pm to 9 am. The women find a safe place to spend the night and, if they wish, support for a new start. The team is composed of (in the photo from left to right): Marie-Laure Fessou, Sarah Brix, Ruddy Davila and Christina Duffes (coordinator). The Halte de Nuit is managed by Caritas Luxembourg on behalf of the Ministry for Family, Integration and the Greater Region.
The Winter Action opens in advance on 15 November. The 250 beds are ready to welcome homeless people during the coldest months of the winter.
The 2022/2023 edition of the Winter Action is organised by Caritas Luxembourg, the Luxembourg Red Cross and Inter-Actions to help the most needy in our society during the cold season.