We started from the need emerged in 2016 on the territory of Monza to accommodate an increasing number of unaccompanied foreign minors aged between 16 and 18 years.
We have shared ideas and visions with the Educational Communities and Social Services of the Municipality of Monza and toghether we have built a path that supported the drive to evolution and independence, personal and economic, of these young people, and at the same time ensure support and monitoring at different levels: basic needs, school level, educational, legal, start to work.
This important work of networking has given rise to different realities of hospitality, designed and adapted in relation to the different stages of the journey of minors, from their arrival until the completion of their adulthood.
The goal of this network work is to build a system of “integrated reception” that knows how to build for each child a path of autonomy and emancipation from assistance, as well as responding to his needs for care and his educational needs.
Throughout the journey, the volunteers are very important: they offer their time to help in the home and in the preparation of meals, support minors in the knowledge of the territory especially during weekends and help them in tasks or in conversation activities in Italian.
Reception is, in fact, a collective process that can only be achieved through the membership and participation of a sensitive and motivated local community that supports and integrates the daily work of operators and all the actors of this great network.