Our mission: “Accompany homeless people on their way to re-integration”
Street Nurses is a psycho-medical-social organisation that strives to get homeless people off the streets in a lasting way, focusing primarily on the most vulnerable. We work according to a proven method, which starts with the restoration of hygiene and self-esteem, and the development of talents.
Our action is aimed at structural and sustainable solutions: we seek to bring homeless people back into housing on a long-term basis by finding or creating housing adapted to their needs and by offering our patients appropriate psycho-medico-social follow-up.
To achieve our mission, we also carry out training, awareness-raising and mobilisation activities for citizens, as well as for political, economic and community leaders.
Our vision: “Together, let’s end homelessness”
We are convinced that homelessness is not a fatality. In our view of society, homelessness must as good as disappear, become an exception and, even then, be of very short duration. We want every person living on the street to be accompanied in such a way that he/she can forever opt out of street-life. By learning from our own experience and that of other associations and institutions we’re always striving for the best methods.
We want our actions to have ever better impact, to stimulate global solutions (including the prevention and monitoring of homelessness, the question of housing, co-operation among all actors…). We get inspired by new ideas to banish homelessness and want to help them flourish. We want to be among the benchmarks whose voices count, exchange, and promote best practice – at national and international level.
Our values: “Valorise. Innovate. Mobilise”
The work of our organisation is done, day after day, by a professional team, enthusiastically and fully committed to homeless people. That work is based on cooperation, benevolence, in a spirit of encouragement and respect. We valorise the talents of our patients and the members of our team. Should problems arise, we make sure that everybody handles them in a positive spirit, looking for solutions.
We are convinced that every homeless person can again become a full member of society. We are constantly looking for innovative solutions, even if that requires leaving trodden paths and shaking up the status quo.