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The Domus Foundation

at La Tzoumaz 

  • HistoryThe Domus Foundation is an institution for psychosocial rehabilitation based in the Valais since 1st January 2011. It was founded after the merging of two institutions: La Miolaine situated in La Tzoumaz and Le Chalet situated in Salvan.... HistoryThe Domus Foundation is an institution for psychosocial rehabilitation based in the Valais since 1st January 2011. It was founded after the merging of two institutions: La Miolaine situated in La Tzoumaz and Le Chalet situated in Salvan. Today there are two homes, one in Ardon down in the valley, and one in La Tzoumaz.


    The fusion of the resources of both institutions has allowed Domus to develop its activities for the patients that they are in charge of.MissionThe care provided to residents of the Domus Foundation goes far beyond the medical framework and is based on a multidisciplinary vision: psychosocial rehabilitation. This holistic approach highlights the individual's strengths and potential for evolution, so that he or she can re-adapt to life in the community. The person (re) becomes in charge of their future, despite the illness and its symptoms. They can adapt their choices, their life, integrating these parameters to "live better". This goal can be achieved in a subtle balance between socio-educational supervision, medical monitoring, socio-professional and recreational activities. Our residents have at their disposal all the tools to progress towards this goal of autonomy. Living in a group means being sociable; working in the studio gives a regular rhythm to the days; taking care of their own hygiene and the cleanliness of the premises encourages respect for oneself.


    In addition, therapeutic workshops help to improve the health of the residents, the outings and organised camps put them in touch with social life. Daily occupations and actions become opportunities for everyone to discover what they need to evolve and feel better.

    DestigmatizingThe Domus Foundation is committed to create opportunities for residents and the public to meet. It is by raising awareness of psychological disorders and the reality of that illness that we can reduce the fear and stigma, very often the source of exclusion. By developing projects and different activities that open the institution to the outside world, it's a way of giving value to the work done and the achievements of each resident.
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