https://www.mennonitemission.net/partners/Maria Skobtsova Association

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<p>​</p><div>The Maria Skobtsova Housing Association was set up to be a prayerful presence among refugees through running a safe house to help meet the physical, social and spiritual needs of the displaced from every nation. </div><div><br><br></div><p><br></p><p>​</p><div>The Association Maria Skobtsova was set up to be a prayerful presence among refugees in Calais, France, in February 2016. It fulfills its mission in two linked ways: through running a safe</div><div>house for particularly vulnerable exiles and some volunteers and serving alongside other associations in the city meeting the physical, social and spiritual needs of the displaced from every nation.<br></div><div><br></div><div>Born from the Catholic worker tradition, the house retains many features of that movement - most notably, its flexible response to immediate need and seeking to include the guests in decision-making within a framework laid down by the management group.</div><div>Workers maintain a close connection with the Eritrean exile community scattered across Calais, offering practical and spiritual support (especially at times of major festivals). The Association<br></div><div>offers entry-level French language to those in the house exploring seeking asylum in France, supports exiles accessing hospital and other medical services, and offers support to exiles from the house who are now seeking asylum in the U.K. through our partner, Peaceful Borders.<br></div><p>​<a href="https://mariaskobtsova.org/">Maria Skobtsova House</a>; <br></p>

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Joseph and Rachel Givenshttps://www.mennonitemission.net/workers/Europe/France/Joseph and Rachel GivensJoseph and Rachel GivensGP0|#6a312f97-f5ae-40b6-bfe7-2841a7da186e;L0|#06a312f97-f5ae-40b6-bfe7-2841a7da186e|France;GTSet|#f1c3ac69-6cd4-4109-8ba8-137477ba8a7d;GPP|#e1c6021e-2f25-46dc-91a1-be34789acdf9;GPP|#62ebb633-b401-4243-a537-1a85230e4ebf