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04:10 Feb 16, 2009
French to English translations [PRO] Social Sciences - Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
French term or phrase:oeuvre d'accueil
What is an "Oeuvre d'Accueil"?
"des bénévoles qui collaborent à cette œuvre d'accueil des plus pauvres" and "Oeuvre d'Acceuil François-Roy"
It seems to be related to organizations that operate shelters for women in crisis.
I used this term translation because, as explained in the question, it was referring not to the shelter (centre d'accueil) itself but the organisation that finances and operates shelters. It also functions as a "triage", which corresponds to Sheila's description. 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
Explanation: An "Oeuvre d'accueil" can be one of various types of charity shelters. An "oeuvre" can be a "good work/charity" and thus an "oeuvre d'accueil" is a good work which welcomes, aka a "shelter."