Maison Hina was founded in 1982 under the name of Coup D'Elle. Our assistance and accommodation center is located in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, in Montérégie.
The mission of maison Hina is to work for social change to achieve a non-violent and egalitarian society. This involves providing services to abused women and their children as well as fighting for a society free of violence, discrimination and sexism.
Help women who are victims of domestic violence and their children by offering them a confidential and safe shelter
Restore women's autonomy through knowledge of their rights and the establishment of concrete conditions to exercise their rights
Raising public awareness of the social problem that is domestic violence
Promote social change aimed at equality in the relationship between women and men by addressing social, political, cultural and economic structures
In Polynesian legend, Hina is a butterfly woman. She is the first known goddess. Its name comes from the term "wahine", which means woman. Hina is a messenger, a bearer of news, as well as a creator of ideas. Her power is not only verbal, but also written. Her speeches are enormously inspiring and demonstrate the idealism and enthusiasm of her ideas.
Therefore, Hina represents the beginning of a new vision. It is also the representation of women's media and underground news, allowing us to make the link with word-of-mouth that has become a powerful mean of communication between women. Thus, Hina represents for us true communication and the exchange of truth.