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 2027, Constellations will have opened 13 houses with around 385 places. (197 places have  opened ,40 are in construction and 146 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 more than  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 January 2023: 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(la Maisonnée).
  • Today, 4 other centres are in  a phase of “active project”: Le CREB Woluwe (daycare), Le CREB Woluwe (accommodation) , La Forestière and les Anémones in construction

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 new project at Les Anémones is making rapid progress, with the structural work having just been completed. Constellations and Les Anémones are working together on this exciting project to construct a building to accommodate 40 mentally handicapped young people and adults, including a dual diagnosis centre for 10 autistic children, the first in Belgium specially designed for this type of problem. In all, 21 new places will be created!


Friday 16 June saw the official inauguration of the La Maisonnée dual diagnosis centre in the presence of a host of VIPs. Constellations' essential role in the project was unanimously recognised.


 

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The regular troupe of the Théâtre des Galeries will be performing 'Les Palmes de Monsieur Schutz' for us, exceptionally, on Monday 8 April at 7.30pm at the Théâtre des Galeries (20 days before the Easter holidays).

The play is a comedy loosely based on the lives of Pierre and Marie Curie. It tells the story of their work at the Paris School of Physics and Chemistry, where they discovered the existence of radium and ... love. At the time, the school was run by Paul Schutzenberger, "Monsieur Schutz", who was trying to win the "palmes académiques", hence the title of the play. To boost the lab's output, he decides to recruit a brilliant Polish student, Marie Sklodowska. This tender, irresistible comedy recounts the meeting between Pierre and the original Marie, who transforms his laboratory into a kitchen where Slavic dishes simmer and explosive vodka macerates.

 

This play has been performed in over 21 countries and a film has been made from it. You'll love it!.