nullHost community for people in need – (Non-Profit Association under the law of 1901)

84750 Saint Martin de Castillon

Une rue de Berdine

Founded in 1973, the Bergerie de Berdine (Berdine Sheep Pen) is a totally free host centre dedicated to people in high need, especially drug addicts and alcoholics, to help them regain a taste for life.

In 1977, it acquires a hamlet in ruin made up of about fifteen houses on the Courennes Plateau of St Martin de Castillon in Vaucluse, France.

Since its founding, the Bergerie de Berdine has hosted an average of 150 persons per year.

Each according to his/her skills brings his/her contribution to the building of the village : 65 accommodations, refectory, kitchen, sanitary facilities, workshops (bakery, honey production, dairy, woodwork, forge, sheep pens) as well as offices, barns and garages have been built.

Thus this communitarian life style made it possible to meet an important demand for hosting by offering each one a new start towards a true rehabilitation.

Tel : +33 / 4 90 75 13 08
e-mail : bergeriedeberdine(@)

They support Berdine :

Our institutional partners : Conseil Départemental du Vaucluse (RSA – minimal welfare, Culture), CAF (ALT – housing subsidies), Conseil Régional PACA, Direction Départementale de la Cohésion Sociale, Direction Départementale des Territoires, Ministère de la Justice, CARSAT.

Investments : Fondation ANBER, Fondation des 3 Cyprès, Fondation la Financière de l’Échiquier, Fondation Marseille Bienfaisance, Fondation Première Pierre, Fondation VEOLIA, AG2R La Mondiale, Conseil Régional, Direction Départementale des Territoires, Groupe REUNICA, INDOSUEZ, Fonds Transmission et Fraternité, Fondation JM Bruneau, AXA Atout Cœur, Matmut, CCAH, Green Link,
Cor Laetum, Fondation Carrefour, Fondation Crédit Agricole..

Operations : Banque Alimentaire, Rotary Club, Lions’Club, Secours catholique, Croix Rouge, Secours Populaire

The Bergerie de Berdine also warmly thanks our generous private donors.

Assistance et bienfaisance : Les Amis de Berdine – 6 rue du coteau 13770 Venelles – Tel : 04 42 54 72 31