In Messico, because of a wide social inequality gap, a small number of people controls most of the resources such as jobs, wealth, access to health treatment, and education. This is conducive to unemployment and marginalisation mainly for the most vulnerable young people who can only find temporary jobs, or are exploited by organised crime for drug production, use, and trafficking.
Addiction to drug, alcohol, and other toxic substances is a persistent and growing problem for the youth in the Easter part of Mexico City.
The “Refugio de la Esperanza” (Shelter of Hope) – LiberarSè project in Nezahualcoyotl is a concrete answer to the needs stemming from such harsh social conditions. It is a place open to everybody — including people without substantial economic resources — to free those who were enslaved by drugs complete their post-detoxication program and integrate them into society.
The project is carried out with the EDC contribution – Economy of Communion: € 78.141,83
Renovation of the shelter and construction of a new area for training and operations.
Psychological and medical assistance for 16 kids during their first year
Education, including spiritual education
Scheduled meetings and sharing with the kids’ families
One-day meetings and living together with local communities
Developing productive activities to support the centre:
Carpentry and iconography
A veggie garden
The activities focus on building and renovating the shelter, psychological and medical assistance, training the youth, activities to support the centre, cooperation with local communities and families to facilitate social integration.