About the Association d'entraide Le Chaînon

The Chaînon in numbers

Our mission

Founded in 1932, Le Chainon's mission is to welcome, unconditionally and without judgment, women in difficult situations.  We offer them safe housing as well as assistance and support tailored to their needs. At Le Chainon, they take specific actions, with the help of experienced counselors, that promotes their return to self-determination and personal and social strengths.

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

Le Chainon also wants to make a collective and social stand in order to denounce the inequalities, the living conditions and the different forms of violence experienced by women. Our goal is to promote the defence of women's rights - with women.

Women who are using Le Chainon

At the Chainon, we welcome a person and not a problem. This approach is based on the founding principle of unconditional and non-judgmental acceptance that, for more than 80 years, has distinguished Le Chainon from other housing resources.

Women who come knocking on Le Chainon's door are experiencing personal, social and economic hardships, including:

  • Mental and physical health issues
  • Addictions
  • Behavioural disorders
  • After-effects of aggression, violence and physical, sexual and psychological abuse
  • Relationship issues
  • Special conditions