The ‘Foyer Ulysse’ emergency shelter in Luxembourg offers the disadvantaged and homeless a roof over their heads. Drees & Sommer’s support of the shelter includes renovation of the kitchen.
November 2019 to June 2020
Several days of project support since November 2019
Conny Laubach, Joe Girst, Melanie Radke, Heiko Butter, and Carola Jacobs
Operated by Caritas, the Foyer Ulysse emergency shelter is a center for the disadvantaged in Luxembourg. A multidisciplinary team provides residents with psycho-social and educational assistance.
The center can accommodate up to 64 people. 51 beds are available for emergency admissions, with 13 beds reserved for long-term homeless people presenting with alcohol dependency or mental disorders. Eight beds are assigned to homeless women.
The Foyer Ulysse has been undergoing renovation since November 2019. The team from Drees & Sommer Luxembourg is providing planning and project control services for the renovation of the kitchen. The Dresos are also pitching in and helping to paint the rooms. Unfortunately, a cooking event ‘Dreso employees cook for the residents’ that was planned to mark the opening of the new kitchen had to be postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, but will be rescheduled as soon as possible.
“Living on the streets is a daily challenge for the homeless. We are pleased to be able to offer better quality of life through our engagement with Foyer Ulysse.”
Conny Laubach, project manager, Drees & Sommer Luxembourg
The center can accommodate up to 64 people. 51 beds are available for emergency admissions, with 13 beds reserved for long-term homeless people presenting with alcohol dependency or mental disorders.