22 SEPTEMBER 2017 / Inauguration of the new wing of the Mas Saint Vincent shelter in Antibes, France, by the Fédération Française des Equipes Saint Vincent, with the SNF’s support.

On Tuesday, September 26th, the Fédération Française des Equipes Saint Vincent inaugurated the new wing of the Mas Saint Vincent shelter for women who are victims of violence, in the city of Antibes, France.

Established in 2001, the Mas Saint Vincent owns five small flats and gives shelter to women with up to one child for a period of 6 months or more. During their stay, women are supported to rebuild their life, find a job and a new place to stay. 

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation has partially supported the renovation and the provision of new equipment of the new wing which aims not only to answer to the growing demand but also to offer larger flats for women with several children as well as to provide emergency services.

Founded in 1617 by Saint Vincent de Paul, the network of Equipes Saint Vincent is the oldest movement of volunteer Christian women. The French Federation gathers numerous “teams” throughout France which run projects in favor of the most vulnerable communities with the ambition to (re)create social links through social support or educational activities.