Association of Social Solidarity „L’albero della vita“ ONLUS

Association of Social Solidarity „L’albero della vita“ (The Tree of Life) is a non-profit organization of social utility (ONLUS) – It aims to pursue the general interest of the community and the well-being of the most vulnerable citizens, placing itself as a resource and operational force for the conception and management of personal services.

It has coordinated, from 2001 to 2004, projects and relative service about abandoned children and

family’s welfare. Since 2005 it has also been involved in receiving of foreign minors asylum seekers.

In 2014 he increased the commitment in the Pachino’s community in favor of unaccompanied foreign minors, beyond the logic of emergency and assistance, through SPRAR Projects (Servizio di Protezione Rifugiati Richiedenti Asilo – Service of Protection Refuge and Asylum-Seekers) aimed at an integrated and emancipating receiving of migrants/refugee.

The Association, taking its inspiration from the principles of mutuality, subsidiarity, democracy, co-responsibility, common commitment. Linked with the territory, intends to achieve its goals also

through the work of the members themselves, acting as a resource and operational force for the creation, planning, promotion and management of social and health services in favor of:

  • Subjects suffering from physical, psychological or sensory impairment dependent on any cause;
  • Minors in situations of family difficulties;
  • Children undergoing judicial provision;
  • Former patients of psychiatric institution;
  • Subjects in psychiatric treatment, drug addicts, alcoholics;
  • Former detained in post-detention;

The organization, moreover, trust on education to worldliness and peace, recognizing also the prophetic value of conscientious objection and the choice of the substitutive civil service.

On the main field of application, The Association of Social Solidarity “The Tree of Life” of Pachino, has conducted the following projects in the field of reception, integration and protection services aimed at unaccompanied foreign minors, from 2005 to nowadays RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY FOR MINORS. The residential reception service of minors has as main purpose providing to beneficiaries, protection and promotion of the person according to a co-participated and inclusive approach. Since 2005, “Tree of Life” host Foreign Minors not Accompanied and Foreign Minors Not Accompanied Asylum Seekers, which have no relatives in Italy. The service guarantees a series of services in favor of the needs and growth of children accepted.

ITACA PROJECT: The project aimed at the inclusion of workers in conditions of distress and social exclusion and was granted by the programme POR Objective Convergence 2007-2013 ESF.

PROJECT “STRADA FACENDO” (“WALKING BY”) – joint call “Never Alone – Reception and

accompaniment of unaccompanied minors and young foreigners arriving in Italy alone”. Promoted byFondazione Cariplo, Compagnia di San Paolo, Foundation with the South, Enel Cuore, CRT Foundation, Cassa di Risparmio di Cuneo Foundation, Cassa di Risparmio di Padova Foundation

and Rovigo, Monte dei Paschi di Siena Foundation, in the framework of the European initiative EPIM Association of Social Solidarity „L’albero della vita“ (The Tree of Life) is a non-profit organization of social utility (ONLUS) – It aims to pursue the general interest of the community and the well-being of the most vulnerable citizens, placing itself as a resource and operational force for the conception and management of personal services.

ONLUS has coordinated, from 2001 to 2004, projects and relative service about abandoned children and families welfare. Since 2005 he has also been involved in receiving of foreign minors’ asylum seekers.

In 2014 ONLUS increased the commitment in the Pachino’s community in favor of unaccompanied foreign minors, beyond the logic of emergency and assistance, through SPRAR Projects (Servizio di Protezione Rifugiati Richiedenti Asilo – Service of Protection Refuge and Asylum-Seekers) aimed at an integrated and emancipating receiving of migrants/refugee.

The Association, taking its inspiration from the principles of mutuality, subsidiarity, democracy, co-responsibility, common commitment. Linked with the territory, intends to achieve its goals also

through the work of the members themselves, acting as a resource and operational force for the creation , planning, promotion and management of social and health services in favor of:

  • Subjects suffering from physical, psychological or sensory impairment dependent on any cause;
  • Minors in situations of family difficulties;
  • Children undergoing judicial provision;
  • Former patients of psychiatric institution;
  • Subjects in psychiatric treatment, drug addicts, alcoholics;
  • Former detained in post-detention;

The organisation, moreover, trust on education to worldliness and peace, recognizing also them prophetic value of conscientious objection and the choice of the substitutive civil service.

On the main field of application, The Association of Social Solidarity “The Tree of Life” of Pachino, has conducted the following projects in the field of reception, integration and protection services aimed at unaccompanied foreign minors, from 2005 to nowadays RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY FOR MINORS. The residential reception service of minors has as main purpose providing to beneficiaries, protection and promotion of the person according to a co-participated and inclusive approach. Since 2005, “Tree of Life” host Foreign Minors not Accompanied and Foreign Minors Not Accompanied Asylum Seekers, which have no relatives in Italy. The service guarantees a series of services in favor of the needs and growth of children accepted.

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