The Maison Bleue’s crowdfunding campaign ended on January 15th. Our goal was to raise the necessary funds to open our 4th Maison Bleue, opening in January 2020 in Verdun.
We are so pleased with the results of this campaign : 18 lullabies +30 doses of Happiness +23 double doses of Happiness+9 Bravos +7 gestures of kindness + tens of other gifts = $25 789 (103% of our goal!).
Launched last November on La Ruche, this crowdfunding campaign reached its goal of $25 000 a little before the holidays. Thanks to the Fonds Mille et un pour la jeunesse, this amount was doubled to reach $50 000. The funds collected will be used to complete renovation work and to set up the different spaces in our new location, making sure it’s all ready and secure for mothers and their children and babies, welcoming them in a reassuring, comforting space. Families that will be accompanied there, will create longlasting bonds and find a second family, the Maison Bleue family.
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For almost 13 years now, La Maison Bleue has been helping pregnant women and their families living in situations of vulnerability. Its mission is to reduce social inequalities and to promote the optimal development of children, from the time of their mother’s pregnancy until the age of 5. La Maison Bleue’s intervention model enhances the complementarity of medical, psychosocial and educational services, gathered under one roof, in a hybrid structure, offering more freedom and flexibility that allow a positive impact on babies’ health and children’s development, as well as parental skills.
« La Maison Bleue, it’s the opportunity to do things differently and have a positive impact on the life trajectory of children. » Amélie Sigouin, cofounder and executive director of La Maison Bleue.
Since the opening of the first house in 2007 in Côte-des-Neiges, La Maison Bleue followed more than 4500 persons (mothers, babies, siblings, partners). In 2011 and 2017, the organization opened 2 new houses in Montréal (Parc-Extension and Saint-Michel) and a 4th one is due to open in Verdun in January 2020.