Homelessness: Minister Lalieux convinced by Housing First projects
On Tuesday 21 March 2023, part of the Street Nurses team met the Federal Minister for Social Integration and the Fight against Poverty, Karine Lalieux. On the agenda were constructive exchanges around a common vision: that of a Belgium where homelessness is no more.
Never too old to participate in the 20km of Brussels
Like many people, you may think that running the 20 km of Brussels is not for you. You might even go so far as to say that you are "too old for this"... What if we told you that a 69 year old man has already taken up the challenge by wearing the colours of Street Nurses?
Become a volunteer:donors relations
The Communication and Fundraising Department of Street Nurses is looking for a volunteer to follow up on donor relations for at least two days a week (to be agreed upon).
Impact study: what is the societal contribution of Street Nurses?
Help us evaluate the impact of our work! Answer the questionnaire drawn up by Street Nurses in partnership with the SAW-B before 25 April 2023. This will be your opportunity to express yourself and to help us improve for the future, so that we can put an end to homelessness, together.
Decent housing is a human right
Housing is the solution to homelessness. And, conveniently, the right to decent housing is laid down in the Belgian Constitution. In 2020 there were 5,000 homeless and badly housed people in Brussels, and successive crises made the situation even worse. How is that possible?
Street Nurses and psychiatric patients
Many of our patients - and homeless people in general - are psychiatric patients. Street Nurses always tries to rehouse them independently if possible, but mental health remains a very important issue and requires both short and long term care.
In Liège there are ever more obstacles to housing homeless people
Street Nurses consider housing as an essential stage in helping people to reintegrate into society. Finding a decent home may already be a serious struggle for most people, but for homeless and rehoused patients, many more obstacles are piling up.
Brussels must facilitate access to social housing for homeless people
Access to affordable, durable homes of good quality is key to the abolition of homelessness. In this context, the Brussels government must take structural measures to get people off the street. That’s why Street Nurses, in the run-up to the 2024 elections, advocates the introduction of a quota to facilitate housing access for homeless people.
Housing Action Day 2023: mobilisation for more available housing
This year Street Nurses participates in the Housing Action Day movement, and our team will be present at the demonstrations on 26 March 2023, both in Brussels and Ghent. Because without durable and affordable homes there will never come an end to homelessness. That must change. Are you in?
Therapy dogs prove to be useful at Street Nurses
In 2021 Street Nurses started a project with therapy dogs. Gaëlle, nurse, and her dog Walt visited people rehoused by Street Nurses. Since then, they proved useful, and now we have four dogs as “colleagues”.
Why contribute to the financing of our handbook get people off the street?
At the beginning of 2023, Street Nurses is conducting a crowdfunding campaign to update and publish its handbook “Sortir de la rue » (which translates to “Leaving the street behind”). What is its purpose and why is it so important to us that it is published? Here's some insight!
When will there be a social housing quota for homeless people?
The Belgian Minister for Urban Policy, Caroline Gennez, announced on Wednesday 18 January, in an interview with VRT News, the investment of 10 million in the Housing First model for the support of homeless people.