Founded in Padua in 2001, Gruppo R provides residential and semi-residential accommodation, also protected, and programmes for the social insertion and employment of people experiencing social discomfort: the homeless, the poor or marginalised, women victims of trafficking or violence. We put up about 180 people every year in our facilities. We give them accommodation, psychological support, opportunities to improve their life and economical conditions through tailor-made programmes for social insertion and professional integration. Gruppo R is part of the Polis Group, a group composed of five social cooperatives that for more than 25 years have been providing services to people with disabilities, mental health disorders, to the new poor and to marginalised people.
The cooperative is part of a network specialised in the social distress area in which are active: Fio.psd (Italian Federation of the associations helping homeless people) at a national level; Agorà (Agency of Partner Members Organisations for homeless people), that promoted it in the city, Coordinamento Triveneto sulla Tratta.
We have set up a few projects to offer more activities in the facilities: