"The hardest thing on the street is loneliness" - Pierrot, on the street for 5 years.
The need for social ties is as vital as that of eating, for homeless people as for all of us.
Entourage allows neighbors and homeless people to meet, being accompanied step by step by Entourage, and in partnership with other neighborhood associations. Creating links becomes easy and secure.
> Take part in solidarity events and activities offered by Entourage and other solidarity associations near you: games evening, weekly breakfast, solidarity pétanque tournament ... between neighbors with and without a home. There is something for every taste !
> Respond to the needs that homeless people express in the application. 71% of homeless people have a smartphone, and many use it to call the Entourage network! The gift can be a first opportunity to meet.
> Offer yourself a donation, a coffee, access to a resource (washing machine, etc.), or to a skill.
> Exchange private messages with other members, to get to know and prepare for your meeting in real life.
> Consult the solidarity guide, which lists useful solidarity addresses for homeless people or people experiencing exclusion in your city.
Features for marauding associations:
> Tracing your marauding routes to meet the homeless
> Coordination with other associations
> Simplification of writing reports
In addition to the mobile application, the Simple Comme Bonjour program offers practical and offbeat educational videos to deconstruct preconceived ideas, and tips for taking the first step towards people on the street.
Discover the program at http://simplecommebonjour.org/ and take action with Entourage!