As part of the fight against social and medical vulnerability in France, the Sanofi Espoir Foundation is working with the Samusocial de Paris, one of the City of Paris' partners for the Nuit de la Solidarité (Solidarity Night) dedicated to making a census of the homeless in the French Capital.
This third "Solidarity Night" will take place on the night of January 30-31, 2020. An anonymous, objective count of people living on the streets, this operation applies the method developed in New York and already used in other cities around the world. Since the first such census in Paris in 2018, several initiatives have also been taken in other French cities, including Metz, Grenoble, Rennes, Montpellier, and Toulouse.
This census provides an estimate the number of those sleeping rough on a winter’s night in Paris, and uses a questionnaire to gain information on the profiles and needs of those encountered. During the 2019 Solidarity Night, 3,641 people without accommodation were counted in Paris. The majority were encountered in the street (62%) but they also found in rail stations (8%), metro stations (8%), woods (8%) and other specific sites such as the embankments along the city’s ring road, car parks and hospital emergency waiting rooms.
If you wish to participate in the Solidarity Night, you can register as of January 7 by clicking here.
Be careful: registration will close very soon!