Riccardi Andrea: on the web

Riccardi Andrea: on social networks

change language
you are in: home - friendsh...the poor - friends<...e street - homeless people - hoping f...r future contact usnewsletterlink

Support the Community

  

Hoping for a Better Future


 
printable version

Hoping for a Better Future

Contrary to popular belief, living on the street is almost never by choice. Perhaps it is like a "fixed route" starting from a difficult personal story to which other elements are added: misfortunes, mistakes, illnesses and disappointments. But the most important element is being abandoned from the social services. In many cases this guilty carelessness leads to a sad end a story which was only "badly started".

The weight of this abandon is considered as a social condemnation and the fear of being newly disappointed by life makes it difficult to find an exit even if desperately searched. Behind their apparent refusal of help, it is hidden the fear of being deceived once more; moreover we must add to this many difficulties: the scarce privacy and strict timetables of the welcome centres, the fear of violence and quarrels or robberies; and also they often are not able to live with other people after many years of isolation.

The above is not a mark of a desire for independence but is a symptom of a great unhappiness and resignation. There is a great demand for a different future which finds no solution, but which is the right of everyone, together with respect, understanding, material help where everyone deserves to be, despite his or her condition, however difficult.

MEDIAGALLERY

Friends on the street


 ALSO READ
• NEWS
June 17 2011

"Dying of hope": the names and stories of migrants who died during their travel to Europe were commemorated during a Prayer Vigil in Santa Maria in Trastevere

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | CA | NL
June 9 2011

Rome, June 11: Audience of Roma in Europe with the Pope. Vigil and delivery of a memory of Blessed Ceferino

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | CA | RU
May 30 2011

Rome (Italy) – Celebrating the programme “The right to education, the right to a future”: when the schooling integration of gypsies is a success

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | CA | NL | UK
May 23 2011

Barcelona (Spain) – In the Culture and Language School of the Community of Sant'Egidio, in the district of Raval, learning the art of “living together”

IT | EN | ES | FR | CA | NL
May 21 2011

"Dying of hope": in Catania and Palermo a prayer for those who lost their lives in the Mediterranean

IT | EN | ES | FR | CA | RU
May 3 2017
ABUJA, NIGERIA

Nigeria: humanitarian aid to the women detained in Suleja Prison

IT | EN | ES | DE | PT | NL
all news
• PRESS
April 2 2017
La Vanguardia

La Michelin de los pobres

August 21 2017
Roma

Vita e morte nei racconti dì Mattone

August 20 2017
Vatican Insider

Sant'Egidio, preoccupazione per i rifugiati sgomberati a Roma

August 15 2017
Roma

Madri e figli rifugiati a scuola con Sant'Egidio

August 13 2017
La Repubblica - Ed. Genova

La fame non va in vacanza, l'estate degli invisibili in coda per un panino

August 12 2017
La Repubblica - Ed. Genova

Quella città invisibile fatta di poveri

all press releases
• EVENTI
August 10 2017 | LEUCA, ITALY

A Santa Maria di Leuca per costruire un ponte nel Mediterraneo

All meetings of prayer for peace
• DOCUMENTS
Comunità di Sant'Egidio

Cinque proposte sull’immigrazione

Appello al Parlamento ungherese sui profughi e i minori richiedenti asilo

La Comunità di Sant'Egidio e i poveri in Liguria - report 2015

Corso di Alta Formazione professionale per Mediatori europei per l’intercultura e la coesione sociale

Sintesi, Rapporti, Numeri e dati sulle persone senza dimora a Roma nel 2015

Le persone senza dimora a Roma

all documents

PHOTOS

1304 visits

1285 visits

1262 visits

1216 visits
all the related media