Comunità di S.Egidio


Chiesa di Sant'Egidio - Roma



















by
Francesca Zuccari

 

The "Where to Eat, to Sleep, to Wash" Guide

Since 1990 the Community of Sant'Egidio has published a guide for the homeless which collects all the indispensable addresses of the useful services for people living on the street.

It has been nicknamed the "Michelin guide for the poor" because it represents an indispensable guide to survival for those who are forced to live in hardship. The guide is published in Italy, in Rome and in Genoa. 

 

CONTENTS

Where to eat

7

Where to sleep

14

Where to wash

20

Public washrooms

22

Welcome and counselling centres

26

Organisations for migrants and refugees

35

Medical clinics

38

Parish churches (various services)

45

Social assistance

56

New social services

62

Crèches

63

Useful information on documents

70

Health care

74

The Health Care Units in Rome

79

Hospitals

85

Psychiatric Units

87

Drug addiction Units

90

Hospitals and clinics for the alcoholics and drug-users

91

Residential communities for the alcoholics and drug-users

93

Job finding and training

102

Pensions and social security

109

The Social Security Department

112

Unions

113

Housing

115

Emergency telephone numbers and help lines

118

Police stations

121

The homeless' newspapers

123

Transportation

124

Libraries

128

Schools of Italian for foreigners

131

Useful addresses for the Jubilee Year

134

Holy Year 2000 calendar

138