The Stëmm vun der Strooss (engl. Voice of the Street) is a non-profit organisation that welcomes and supports disadvantaged people, people who are homeless, unemployed, living on a minimum wage, ex-criminals, asylum seekers, immigrants and people who suffer from addictions such as alcoholism, drug or medication addiction.
The headquarters in Hollerich include a therapeutic workshop offering rehabilitation, professional reintegration and prevention measures for disadvantaged persons.
An editorial team of 12 people who are employed part-time and full-time in the concept of the RMG (Revenu Minimum Garanti, engl. fixed minimum income) is in charge of realising the bimonthly ‘Stëmm vun der Strooss’. The journal is published 5 times a year with a distribution of 6 000 copies. It is available by subscription and it is also delivered to 270 addresses, such as hospitals, doctors’ offices, social offices and schools, where it is available for free.
Inspired by the concept of the 'restaurant du coeur', disadvantaged people are offered a wholesome meal in the meeting space, prepared by employees in work reintegration measures. One meal costs 0,50€, a beverage 0,25€ and soup, sandwiches and coffee are offered for free. In 2015, the Stëmm has served 45 722 meals in Hollerich and around 200 people eat here every day. The goal of the social restaurant is to create a save haven for exchange and communication, where socially disadvantaged people can have a spot of integration into society.
A team of volunteer doctors takes turns to provide the service Dokter Stëmm. Every Wednesday, people in need can take appointments for free medical consultations, ensuring that they have access to better information, advise on prevention and a better health care education. In 2015, 526 free consultations were offered to the clients of the Stëmm.
A social worker is available to provide social monitoring: she informs, advises and supports disadvantaged persons.
Finally, in order to respond to the specific needs of the people benefitting from our services, a ‘Kleederstuff’, a laundry room and showers are available for free. At the Kleederstuff, a team of people working in professional reintegration measures sorts and washes clothing donations received by individuals as well as through collections organised by schools, other organisations or businesses. These clothes are available to our clients for free, allowing them not only to be protected against the weather, but also to have access to appropriate clothing for job interviews, apartment hunts or court appointments. The goal of the Kleederstuff is to give socially disadvantaged individuals the opportunity to maintain their dignity.
For more information, please visit www.stemm.lu/en/