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A 4th Maison Bleue is opening in Verdun!

By 18 February 2020 No Comments
La Maison Bleue de Verdun

Montréal, January 29, 2020 – La Maison Bleue announces the official opening of its 4th perinatal care center in the Verdun neighborhood in Montréal. Thanks to the support of its partners and the generosity of its sponsors and donorsLa Maison Bleue will be able to accompany pregnant women living in a situation of vulnerability as well as their family, in a neighborhood where the needs are manifests. This project is possible thanks to the contribution of the ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, a backing that highlights the relevance of the role, structure and quality of services.

«C’est un grand privilège d’être associée à cette équipe qui s’agrandit pour soutenir des famillesqui vivent des contextes difficiles.En tant que marraine de La Maison Bleue depuis ses toutdébuts, je tiens à souligner le travail extraordinairede ces professionnel(le)squi permettent à de nombreux enfants de grandir plus sainement en étant entourésde joie et de solidarité avec les promesses d’une vie nourrie de confiance», underlines Guylaine Tremblay, actress and tv host.

Reduce inequalities by taking action during pregnancy
As it’s the case for the other ones, La Maison Bleue in Verdun will offer complete perinatal care. It will gather under one roof a set of integrated medical, psychosocial and educational services making it possible to have a positive impact on babies’ health, children’s development, as well as strengthening parental skills.

«Nous avons ciblé Verdun compte tenu du taux élevé de mères en situation de vulnérabilité, c’est-à-dire, qui sont âgées de moins de 20 ans, monoparentales, sans diplôme ou vivant dans la pauvreté.Cette Maison Bleue offrira non seulement des services qui favorisent le développement optimal des tout-petits, mais pourra créerdes filets de sécurité et des tremplins de solidarité pour les mamans et leurs familles.Notre souhait ultime est de rétablir l’égalité des chances dès la grossesse,» explains Amélie Sigouin, cofounder and executive director.

This new Maison Bleue will reinforce perinatal services and work closely with existing local services. It will act in synergy with the CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-lÎle-de-Montréal and the GMF de Verdun, as well as with local community associations in order to accompany families and their children, until they start school.

About La Maison Bleue

La Maison Bleue helps pregnant women and their families living in a context of vulnerability. The goal is to reduce social inequalities and promote and foster the optimal development of children, from their mother’s womb until the age of 5. La Maison Bleue helped close to 5000 people since its openeing in  2007 and  now has four locations in Montreal, in Côte-des-Neiges, Parc-Extension, Saint-Michel and now Verdunwww.maisonbleue.info.

For information and interview requests

Marie-Hélène Duquette – Communications and marketing manager
514-379-3539, # 110 – marie-helene.duquette@maisonbleue.info