Homeless - Street People
Our social awareness drives us to go in search of the most excluded people in society. We understand that homelessness, over time, can result in vulnerability and exposure to risks, causing deterioration and potentially dangerous situations for those who are homeless. Homelessness is one of the harshest forms of discrimination in our society, the result of a process of exclusion and estrangement, leaving this group in a state of great abandonment and isolation.
Therefore, we focus on raising awareness of Homelessness and of the rights of people who are homeless. We consider them citizens who, despite living in conditions of extreme adversity and poverty, have skills and abilities that can be developed and strengthened for social inclusion. We believe that the solution to homeless can best be found through the support, commitment, unity and non-judgment of society.
Reception: We provide psychosocial support services to the homeless at our facilities and also on the street. Our professionals and volunteers work the streets and territories of the country day and night.
"Centro de Encuentro" (meeting Center): Our Center is open daily and provides services for basic care, health, shelter and psychosocial support, as well as educational and recreational group activities.
"Casa de Acogida": Programs that promote the social inclusion of homeless people over age 50 through ongoing psychosocial assistance. We offer a program centered around the process of personal change, connecting with peers, and re-connecting with the social environment for those living on the street.
Shelters: Our shelters provide overnight accommodations, food and basic support services for street people in all the centers across the country. At our hostels the homeless, who are those most excluded in society, will find the support of many volunteers and groups.