L’ENVOL offers psychological and social support for children aged 7-17 with serious illnesses. The children complete 7-day residential stays in the summer and fall, during which they are supported every step of the way by L’ENVOL's permanent team and by volunteers, including medical volunteers.
The association's support program is based on recreational therapy, which provides a vital complement to medical treatment of an illness. It offers its young beneficiaries various sporting and artistic activities and values the principles of inclusion, collective success and progression. These stays enable children to rebuild their self-confidence and their social ties. The children's families are also included. In 2016, for example, 258 sick children and 40 of their brothers and sisters took part, as well as other family members. In addition to these activities, the association provides a permanent, secure medical environment.
258 people took part in recreational stays in 2016, including sick children, their siblings and their parents.
The Air Liquide Foundation is financing the purchase of medical equipment and furnishings to transform the infirmary into a "castle", a magical place where the medical staff dress up as fairy-tale characters!