Among the works that are called to handle Somaschi in favor of 'poor' according to the charism of St. Girolamo Emiliani, there are certainly those who welcome children in difficulty: namely, that those kids in infancy, childhood and preadolescence have been suffering those adversely mark their psychological level relational structure and compromising a consistent integration of the personality, educational achievement and inducing behavior contrary to a healthy socialization.
The community housing or group homes of the Somaschi Fathers, as a precious heritage of the holy founder, welcome these guys to give them an environment as familiar as possible because they can experience an emotional presence, a nurturing of their person, an accompaniment in the educational journey and in the report social and religious that allows to recover self-esteem, safety and personal balance.
On the way of St. Girolamo Emiliani religious not only serve the children but live with them: thus offer testimony of a God who became incarnate and give emotional depth and effectiveness of the service provided. A work of education are the foundation and practical knowledge of Christian doctrine; study and work are considered safe and dignified means for the integral formation of the person
For this reason they are preferred small groups (5 to 10 boys), with the presence of educator / teacher, which allow meaningful relationships with individualized educational programs.
The favoring of the presence of volunteers that enhance socialization and contacts with the territory (schools, sports clubs, parish catechesis, families): the collaboration and involvement, to varying degrees, of the laity in service to children is an integral part of the educational service. In each house can not miss an outreach effort to the charism of St. Jerome and the animation and formation of individuals and families foster care and adoption as a refined instruments of human and Christian solidarity.
Parrocchia San Girolamo Emiliani
Via Bellico Calpurnio, 90