Welcome to the Constellations website


 

Supporting Constellations means contributing to the creation of new, inclusive residential centres. This means your help  increases  opportunities for people with mental disabilities. This  will enable them to lead rich and fulfilling lives.

 

 

Between 2008 and 2026, Constellations will have opened 13 houses with around 350 places. (197 places have  opened and 155 are being created.) These new places are either opened by Constellations itself or by Constellations, through a partnership with another association. All these places  provide approximately 15% of the existing places in the Brussels region.

 

Some details :

  • Between 2006 and 2013: opening of the first three houses, Les Bolets, Artemia, Orfea.
  • Between 2014 and September 2022: opening of six residential centres in partnership with other associations. These are Villa Pilifs, Farra Stratégie, Artos, Le CREB Anderlecht, Le CREB Anderlecht, Les Piloux and La Toûne.
  • Today, 4 other centres are in  a phase of “active project”: Le CREB Woluwe (daycare), Le CREB Woluwe (accommodation) , La Forestière and les Anémones.

The running  of the centres requires professional support, offering new job opportunities to a large number of people,  for example young graduates.

 

All our centres offer a wide diversity of accommodation. Constellations' first concern has been to offer solutions to the most urgent problems we were confronted with, particularly the lack of places for young adults . We have also developed places for people with specific requests:

  • people  with a double diagnosis (mental and physical disability),
  • early childhood care (including a nursery)
  • children with multiple disabilities (mental and physical disabilities) elderly people.
  • autistic children with a double  diagnosis

The seven  centres that are already operational work perfectly, are autonomous and running costs are provided funded through the regional authorities.

 

Il Today, we find ourselves in an unprecedented situation. This is the first time that we are  undertaking so many projects. The international situation and the resulting inflation have made the challenge even more difficult. We need your support more than ever!

 

For more details about the achievements, please consult  "Our Achievements" . A detailed description of our current projects can be found under "Our Projects"

What's new ?

The end of October closes an extraordinary month for Constellations!
Indeed, two of our projects which, in these difficult times, had been put on hold by the Walloon and Brussels governments, have now received a big YES from these important bodies.

On the 12th, La Toûne received authorisation to open its centre for people with a dual diagnosis at La Maisonnée from 1 January.

On the 19th, the CREB Woluwe avant-projet file was approved by the College of Ministers, which means that planning permission can now be applied.

And  icing on the cake, on the 13th, La Forestière submitted its avant-projet file to the Cocof authorities.

 

All the team at Constellations and the houses concerned are 100% mobilised so that "different"adults and  children can benefit from these infrastructures dedicated to them as soon as possible.


We have just announced the launch of our 13th house project in collaboration with the asbl Les Anémones in Grez-Doiceau in Wallonia.

It involves building a unit for 10 children with autism spectrum disorders and dual diagnosis.

 

We are particularly interested in the complementarity with our own project of the double diagnosis house for adults at the Maisonnée in Ittre.


Our annual theatre event will take place on Tuesday 25 April 2023 (one week before the Easter holidays) at 7.30pm at the Théâtre des Galeries under the High Patronage of Her Majesty Queen Paola.

The regular troupe of the Théâtre des Galeries will perform a preview of a comedy entitled "Yesterday is another day". 

 

The performance will be given for the benefit of the ASBL Les Anémones and its new dual diagnosis centre for autistic children.