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Welcoming victims in shelters and social rehabilitation

Thursday 6 March 2008

Article L345-1 of Social Action and Family Code, modified by the law n°2006-911 on July 24th 2006- art.95 JOFR July 25th 2006

Individuals and families going through difficult times, such as economic, family, accomodation, health or integration problems, can, upon demand, benefit from social help and be welcomed in shelters and public or private social rehabilitation centers, in order to obtain or gain back, their individual and social self-advocacy. Foreigners who obtain the status of refugee or have been granted the benefit of subsidiary protection according to Book VII of the Code of entering borders and residency for foreigners and the right of asylum, can be welcomed in shelters and social rehabilitation centers called “ temporary hosting centers”. Shelters and social rehabilitation centers, whose function and financial conditions are regulated, provide either all or a part of the missions outlined in 8 ° of I of Article L. 312-1,in order to help the people they support reach self-advocacy. This regulation specifies, firstly, the terms upon which welcomed individuals participate in the hosting and care fees, as a ratio of their own resources and secondly, under what conditions individuals receive compensation as mentioned on article L.241-12 of the Social Security Code, as pertaining to the professional rehabilitation activities provided in the preceding clause. Available places in shelters and social rehabilitation centers are opened to welcome victims of human trafficking under safe conditions.

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