Arquus is active in associations that assist wounded soldiers, widows and orphans through sporting activities, financial contributions, social aids and psychological support.
1-by-1: sponsors to support families of missing servicemen
Scholastic success at the heart of our commitment
Founded in 2015 by the Military Governor General of Paris and the works council of Arquus Versailles, the 1-by-1 association (1-par-1) offers long-term support to bereaved military families. The association provides material and moral support based on a child’s educational and personal growth.
CABAT, which provides assistance to wounded servicemen, and ADO, an association for the development of army support organisations, refers families in need of support and assistance. A sponsor is then proposed by the association, whose role is to create a regular relationship with the child, its family and its environment, with the focus on schooling, in order to identify specific needs.
Human and material support
The 1-by-1 association’s sponsors are trained to evaluate the scope and boundaries of their assistance according to each individual situation. Depending on the case, the association can thus:
- give financial help to the child and its family,
- pay school fees,
- pay for private tuition,
- set up a “higher education” savings account,
- provide IT equipment,
- help to find internships,
- provide assistance with administrative, legal and career-related subjects.
Supporting stakeholders involved in social action for military families
We support, assist and finance numerous associations that provide support for servicemen and their families. We are particularly attached to initiatives aimed at assisting wounded soldiers or the families of missing servicemen.
Wounded Servicemen & Sport Events
Each year since 2012, the Wounded Servicemen and Sporting Events programme has brought together some fifty wounded soldiers from the French army, navy and air force to participate in sporting events. With the help of sports coaches and specialised health personnel, servicemen can discover activities that correspond to their state of health and exchange with other soldiers in the same situation.
Terre Fraternité Association
Founded in 2005 by Army General Bernard Thorette, former Chief of Staff for the armed forces, Terre Fraternité provides support for wounded servicemen and their families and the families of soldiers who died in service.
Association des œuvres d'entraide (ADO)
Founded in 1939, ADO, an association for the development of army support organisations, offers financial assistance to servicemen and civil defense employees, whether active, reserve or retired. It develops outreach actions for widows and orphans, the elderly and disabled and people in problematic situations.
Rebuilding a sense of self with sailing
The Rebuilding a Sense of Self with Sailing Association (La Voile pour se reconstruire) organises on-board activities and sailing trips for wounded servicemen and their spouses.
Pure Joy (Rien que du bonheur) is an association that supports physically and psychologically wounded soldiers through the practice of outdoor sporting activities, the educating of young people and the promotion of sustainable development.