Community of Sant'Egidio
The mentally disabled
Friends without limits
Community of Sant'Egidio

The Friends

The mentally disabled
in the Community
At home
The house
of Pulcinella

In a home

Down with grey!
On the streets
With Jesus
and with the Poor
Music
The foyer
Celebrating
The "Trattoria
degli Amici"
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In a home

Florence
Florence

The admission to a Home is an experience which even if only for a short period, marks the lives of many mentally impaired people. But for adults with a mental disability this choice is often necessary for lack of alternatives, either when there are no parents or when no other member of the family can look after them.

The presence of the Community of Santí Egidio in the Homes for the disabled tries to provide a human touch and is a means of keeping their identity by helping them to remember a name, a story, family ties.

Naples
Naples

The Community tries to involve others, relations, staff, people who live in the area so that contact is not lost with the world outside.

Christmas dinner with the inmates of Nomentana Home, Rome.
Christmas dinner with the inmates
of Nomentana Home, Rome

This is also a means of safeguarding people who are not able to have their rights and needs respected and to stimulate the Homes to carry out their work properly.