Hosting refugees at home?
The CALM program (Comme A La Maison - Like Home) of the SINGA association wants to put refugees in contact with people who can offer temporary shelter. The association is currently looking for people in Brussels who want to host a refugee.
Anyone from Brussels who has a spare room and who wants to have an enriching cultural exchange can open the door for a person with refugee status for a period of 3 to 9 months. SINGA also offers guidance during the entire duration of the hosting.
This shelter is a chance for the refugee to become familiar with the customs and traditions of Belgian life. It helps refugees to build up a social network and to focus quietly on their new life in Belgium: permanent accommodation, job search, education or vocational training, entrepreneurship,... In short, it promotes successful integration.