When a woman enters Le Chaînon, she opens a door to hope.

We have made it our mission to welcome women in difficulty unconditionally and without judgment.



women helped



loyal and dedicated volunteers





+ 76 500

meals served


37 %

of funding from le Magasin Le Chaînon


20 %

Administration budget


* Data from 2021-2022



Founded in 1932, Le Chaînon’s mission is to welcome women in difficulty, unconditionally and without judgment.

We offer women secure shelter as well as help and support adapted to their needs. With the help of experienced assistants, women who come to Le Chaînon will take steps towards achieving personal and social independence and autonomy.

Women benefit from professional support in an environment that encourages the most egalitarian relationships possible.

Le Chaînon also hopes to take collective and social responsibility to denounce inequality, difficult living conditions and the various forms of violence that women experience in their lives. Its goal is to promote the rights of women – with women.

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Le Chaînon is a society project.

Its vision is based on the fundamental idea of kindness and unconditional acceptance, in the hope of seeing a society develop that is truly in the service of the most disadvantaged communities. It acts as a lasting source of hope, it embodies freedom of action while respecting differences, so that vulnerable people can thrive.



At Le Chaînon, we welcome the individual, not the problem. Five values guide Le Chainon’s actions:



To be considerate of the needs, rights, choices, values and actions of individuals and groups.


Social justice

To demand equitable living conditions for every member of society.



To develop reciprocal and supportive relationships based on a common goal.


Unconditional acceptance of the person

To demonstrate an attitude of openness and real interest for the person despite their behavior and the difficulties they have experienced.


Recognizing and valuing the potential of women

To affirm and give a significant place to the right of women to have power on the social, economic and political conditions they experience.



Expressing our gratitude is a fundamental value of Le Chaînon and la Fondation Le Chaînon.


Our recognition plan seeks to acknowledge and express our gratitude to individuals and organizations who contribute to and support our fundraising activities. Every year, during a festive evening, we gather to recognize all our major donors.

Its culture is expressed through our collective actions and work.

The person in need of our services is at the heart of decisions, at the centre of practices adopted throughout the organization.

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