This is an existing project for "under 18" people living with disibilities or social difficulties. It provides them with a contact point where thay can receive immediate help.
A.GE.DI. gives the most of its attention to disabled "under 18" people. It has been operating in this field for more than 10 years. Its aims are to help people live more independently, to reduce risk of mortality and to prevent them entering Psychiatric Institutes.
A.GE.DI.'s "First Family Community" receives "under 18" people with disabilities and gives them a role and a place. The aims are:
Family Communities, as planned by A.GE.DI., need to meet a small number of important criteria:
Family Communities accept "under 18" people of both genders with personal, family and/or social difficulties. People "over 18" with very severe disabilities may live in a Family Community, as established by law(L.n. 162/1998). Admittance to Family Community is authorized by Youth Court or by Town Social Services operators, as prescribed by law.
A Family Community must be developed within a regional context. "Under 18" people need to be within reasonable distance of their families and of all the services they require. A very important role is played by Local Council, which acts as a common referee for families and the Family Community.
Volunteers play a very important role in the Family Community. Local volunteers are required to work at least two hours a week. Foreign volunteers from any country live in the Family Community for one year, working six hours a day, six days a week.
Family Community of A.GE.DI.
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