Reception of minors
A second-phase community of reception for international and unaccompanied minors. The project welcomes 14 male minors from the initial reception centres active in the Bologna area. The programme provides basic reception which includes board and lodging, in addition to resources that aim to cultivate autonomy.
One of the main objectives of the project is to provide reception that goes beyond the charity model, instead aiming to (re)achieve full autonomy through a strategy of social inclusion.
Casone della barca
An educational community that welcomes up to 9 male minors between the ages of 11 and 18 years old living in the local area. Residents may come from situations of serious family distress, they may be embarking on a re-educational journey after committing a crime or be unaccompanied international minors.
The close proximity to the local area aims at cultivating genuine integration and self-determination, and allows the residents to continue to be a part of positive relational contexts they may have previously established.
Il Giardino dei giganti (The Giants’ Garden)
A community aimed at pre-teens and adolescents of both sexes. Born out of the collaboration between Open Group and the Ausl of Ferrara, it is the first community integrated with education for minors in the Upper Ferrara area.
It welcomes young people who find themselves in situations of isolation and social withdrawal. Those received by the facility may have been involved in antisocial or dangerous behaviour or may come from families in difficulty, in which it has been necessary to intervene.
A highly autonomous residential community that houses 15 people, specifically aimed at young men and male young adults between the ages of 18 and 21. The project is intended for young adults who have been granted administrative continuation and/or who come from high-autonomy second-phase reception centres. Those who fall into the second category often need to acquire new skills related to everyday living and working life, bureaucratic-administrative procedures and relational frames. The aim is to achieve full independence.
The project aims to provide minors the opportunity to leave the community facilities; a space in which they can enjoy autonomy with the support of the educational team and where they can pursue their own life goals with the aim of avoiding too much disruption in their transition into the centre.
La cascina sul Reno
A structure that comprises a single flat with 6 places for highly autonomous individuals.
The project is aimed at young men and young male adults aged between 18 and 21 who have been granted administrative continuation and/or come from high-autonomy second-phase reception centres. Those who fall into the second category often need to acquire new skills related to daily and working life, bureaucratic-administrative processes and relational frames. The aim is to achieve full autonomy.
Casa di Sara
A residential care community for mothers, including those under 18, and their children as well as pregnant women experiencing social and economic hardship or relationship problems. Educational staff are present day and night, ensuring constant supervision and support for resident families.
The key goals of our project are accompanying and supporting parents both as individuals and in their familial roles. We guide families towards independence and create with them a path towards change that is capable of protecting the rights and needs of their children.
The community was born out of our collaboration with the cooperative Dai Crocicchi.
A community for mothers and children that we manage thanks to a collaboration with the parish community of Castenaso, which granted us a lease on its former oratory.
Our educators are present in the facility 24 hours a day to provide for families a listening, welcoming and caring atmosphere and to support parents in their own growth process.
Thanks to its central location, La Quercia also makes it possible for residents to form relationships and important connections with the wider community.
A service aimed at vulnerable families who are not yet ready for complete independence and who need a home; a solid base to start their own process towards self-determination. The project mainly provides for mothers with children but it also welcomes families with both parents. Families are supported financially through the payment of utilities and rent.
FareCasa flats are located in well-serviced areas.
Types of facilities:
– FareCasa Zucchini: a semi-autonomous flat in the Bologna area. It can accommodate 4 families, one of which can also include the father.
– FareCasa Tosarelli: a semi-autonomous flat in the Castenaso (BO) area. It can accommodate 3 families.
– FareCasa Appartamenti: three high-autonomy flats named FareCasa Bagnomarino, FareCasa Turati and FareCasa Pelagio. We guarantee a minimum of 6 hours per week of educational services with the possibility of supplementing the programme in accordance with the families’ plans. 2 families can cohabit each flat.