An interdisciplinary interventiom model and an integrated approach

La Maison Bleue helps pregnant women and their families living in situations of vulnerability. Its mission is to reduce social inequalities and to promote the optimal development of the child, from the time of their mother's pregnancy until the age of 5.

This human scale intervention model promotes a positive experience of pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood; stopping the isolation; and providing families with tools to support their well-being and that of their children.

La Maison Bleue’s Philosophy

We believe that every child should be born and grow up surrounded by joy and with the promise of a full life, nourished with solidarity, confidence, as well as rediscovered and honored strengths.

The 3 pillars of the approach in social perinatal care:

DISCOVERING STRENGTHS
We believe that the arrival of a baby is an experience that primarily belongs to the families and this new life has to be celebrated and protected.
Despite all the difficulties that they may encounter, families are capable of raising their child and, when surrounded by a community, they find unexpected strengths.
ACTING TOGETHER TO ACT BETTER
Interdisciplinarity is at the heart of our approach, which directs its attention on the totality of the health and social needs of the pregnant woman and child to come.
By offering all our services under one roof, we successfully create, with our volunteers and doulas, a harmonious environment where trust and collaboration allow us to offer support that is both tailored and efficient.
THE PORTAGE

La Maison Bleue aims to offer women a framework which respects their autonomy and on which they can lean to bring their child to the world.
Therefore, families benefit from a portage that stops the isolation and values the knowledge inherited from their original culture.

In this context, La Maison Bleue becomes a reassuring home base where families come to seek care and counseling at their own pace, knowing that their autonomy is respected and valued.

Clientele

The first condition to begin a relationship with La Maison Bleue’s team is pregnancy. This is the first step to access our services for families, and our services will continue until the last child is 5 years old. The families followed at La Maison Bleue often combine many vulnerability factors and present extremely varied life paths and needs.

Vulnerability factors are numerous and may include:

A precarious financial situation

low education levels

unwanted pregnancy or adolescent pregnancy

isolation

mental health or addiction problems

abuse, neglect or violence

precarious migration status or difficult migration journey

the involvement of the DYP

single parenthood

marital difficulties, etc.

Clientele

The first condition to begin a relationship with La Maison Bleue’s team is pregnancy. This is the first step to access our services for families, and our services will continue until the last child is 5 years old. The families followed at La Maison Bleue often combine many vulnerability factors and present extremely varied life paths and needs.

Vulnerability factors are numerous and may include:

A precarious financial situation

low education levels

unwanted pregnancy or adolescent pregnancy

isolation

mental health or addiction problems

abuse, neglect or violence

precarious migration status or difficult migration journey

the involvement of the DYP

single parenthood

marital difficulties, etc.

Integrated care and services

A HOME, A VILLAGE

La Maison Bleue’s intervention model enhances the complementarity of medical, psychosocial and educational services, gathered under one roof, in a preventive approach. Each house has a multidisciplinary team consisting of family physicians, midwives, nurses, social workers, specialized educators / psychoeducators.

The daily collaboration of this team ensures an adapted, complete and coherent monitoring and facilitates the mobilization of specialized resources as required, from pregnancy to the first years of life.

DESIRED EFFECTS

The intervention model and approach of La Maison Bleue
are intended to:

Offer and facilitate access to health and social services

Break isolation

Promote a positive experience of pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood

Support and develop parenting skills

Promote the optimal development of the child and each member of the family

DESIRED EFFECTS

The intervention model and approach of La Maison Bleue
are intended to:

Offer and facilitate access to health and social services

Break isolation

Promote a positive experience of pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood

Support and develop parenting skills

Promote the optimal development of the child and each member of the family