There is a way to end homelessness: housing
Since 2006, Street nurses have helped more than 200 people in Brussels and Liège to find a home again. As part of the campaign "Donation after donation, let's build a future for homeless people", Emilie Meessen, co-founder, and Pierre Ryckmans, physician, talk about the organisation’s commitment in caring for homeless people through housing.
Press release: Street Nurses launches its 2023 winter campaign
Brussels / Liège, 4 December 2023 - Street Nurses, a medical-social association that supports homeless people in Brussels and Liège in order to rehouse them on a long-term basis, is launching its winter campaign, entitled "Donation after donation, let's build a future for homeless people." The campaign runs from the end of November to the end of December, with the aim of raising public awareness of the need to end homelessness through housing, civic solidarity and the collection of donations.
Video: homeless people find it difficult to obtain housing
Access to decent housing is an absolute necessity to reintegrate homeless people into society. It’s the most important condition to feel better and to undertake the necessary steps at the social level or regarding one’s physical/mental health. Nevertheless, our patients encounter difficulties in obtaining a home: Eileen and Aymeric, social workers at Street Nurses, tell us about their experiences.
Finding a home: a real battle for homeless people in Liège
It's simple: the solution for homelessness is housing. Yet in 2023 more than 200 people still sleep in the streets of Liège. What are the challenges and how can we tackle them? Hélène, housing manager at Infirmiers de Rue Liège, gives some answers.
Together, let’s build a future for the homeless people
It is 2023, and people are still sleeping on the streets in unworthy conditions. They are more than 800 in Brussels, and more than 200 in Liège. To ensure their reintegration into society, they need access to sustainable, affordable and quality housing.
Do you want things to change too? Join us in building a world without homelessness!
For #GivingTuesday, help the most vulnerable homeless people
The very commercial Black Friday has just passed... It has been tempting to spend money on things we don't always need. It is true that all these promotions are designed to distract us from what really matters: people.
So this year, make a different decision that will have a real impact on the lives of the most vulnerable homeless people: donate to Street Nurses.
Get patients off the street: the importance of their own skills
Getting homeless people off the street and housing them permanently requires persistence and perseverance. In that process, relaxed and comfortable moments are just as important as medical-social counseling. They allow us, with our patients, to identify and use their own skills for their sustainable reintegration.
Street nurses Liège: what does a day in the field look like?
By the end of 2023, Liège Street Nurses needs €50,000 to finance its action with the most vulnerable homeless people. But what does this action actually consist of? Here is a brief overview of what a day could look like for the Liège team!
Three reasons for you to support Street Nurses’ action in Liège
This autumn, Street Nurses launched a campaign to raise, by the end of 2023, €50,000 for its work against homelessness in Liège. This sum will enable us to maintain our capacity to support our homeless and rehoused patients.
You can make a difference: here are three concrete reasons to make a donation.
Amy from Street Nurses: “It's not our job that's difficult, it's the society we live in!”
Operating since 2019, the Liège Street Nurses team has 10 people and aims to get homeless people in extremely precarious situations off the streets, and reintegrate them sustainably into housing and society. By the end of 2023, Street Nurses is looking for €50,000 to fund her activities.
Interview with two Street Nurses field workers: nurse Amy, 27, who joined a year ago, and social worker Doriane, 35, who joined 3 years ago.
“Brussel helpt”: take part in the world's biggest spaghetti dinner, in favour of Street Nurses!
As the cold season approaches, BRUZZ is warming hearts with an extraordinary event aiming to raise money for Street Nurses’ fight against homelessness. How? By holding spaghetti dinners across Brussels and beyond on 25 November. Will you join us?
Mental health impasse blocks fight against homelessness
Mental health is one of the key elements of homelessness because it can be both the cause and the consequence of living on the street. Access to quality support and treatment is therefore essential for the sustainable reintegration of homeless patients with psychological or psychiatric disorders.