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MATCHING

Matching is the process of identifying the best possible pairing of beneficiary with host community. This process must consider the needs of the refugees, especially with respect to their psychophysical vulnerabilities and possible family-related issues (e.g., they might have a large family), and the reception and integration capabilities available at the various local Caritas units, both in terms of their professionalism and the existence of their partnerships with hospitals, therapy facilities, schools, and municipal social services. Matching is an important characteristic of the Human Corridors project because it represents the starting point for the construction of a path toward integration that is as personalized to the particular beneficiaries as possible; it allows for the beneficiaries to be fully inserted into the social context of the community that is welcoming them.

One example of the matching process would be a family with a deaf child being placed at a diocesan Caritas unit located near a school that teaches Italian Sign Language. 

MENTOR FAMILY

Mentor families support the beneficiaries in collaboration with a social worker and the diocesan Caritas unit. The mentor family also takes steps to involve the parish or religious community in the lives of the beneficiaries, provides opportunities for social integration, and assists with the beneficiaries’ objectives of living and working independently.

MIGRANTES FOUNDATION

A pastoral organization that has been operating since 1987; it is linked to the Italian Bishops' Conference but is endowed with a different legal and canonical authority. Pursuant to Articles 1 and 3 of the statute establishing the organization, as revised in 2012, its tasks are “to accompany and support local Churches in their ability to evangelize and take care of migrants’ (both Italians living abroad and foreigners living in Italy) pastoral needs; to promote the work of local Christian communities aimed at the fraternal welcome of migrants; to stimulate civil society to better understand and value the identity of migrants in a climate of peaceful coexistence, with a focus on the protection of migrants’ rights, both as individuals and families; and the promotion of responsible citizenship.”

 

The following categories of migrants are the subjects of the work of Pro Migrantes: foreign immigrants; Italian domestic migrants;  refugees, stateless persons, and asylum seekers; Italian emigrants; people working in the field of entertainment who have traveled to a foreign country; and Romani, Sinti, and nomads