The Maison Chance story began in 1993 when Tim Aline Rebeaud, 21 years old, rented a small house in the suburbs of Saigon to take care of abandoned children and then later disabled people whom nobody wanted. Over the following years, the first house became too small and Tim Aline and her growing family moved to a larger house in 1998 and transformed it into a welcome shelter. The shelter was later enlarged with the addition of a school and a clinic. In 2010, the Maison Chance Shelter was again renovated to avoid flooding during raining season.
In 2006, this shelter again became too crowded and a new center dedicated to primary education and vocational training was built and is known as the Take Wing Center. A new housing complex specially designed for the disabled, the Village Chance is built near the actual Take Wing Center and has welcomed its first inhabitants in january 2011.
Today, about 30 handicapped and severely disabled people and about 20 able-bodied children and teenagers live at the Maison Chance shelter. At the Take Wings Center, about 200 children are provided with schooling and about 50 apprentices are following vocational training.
Since its inception, Maison Chance has enabled several hundred of its residents to take wing.
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