Among the many programs of social development, Caritas has a specific one for Homeless People in which they develop a series of actions that allow the configuration of a personal itinerary, covering both the basic needs (accommodation, food, health and hygiene) as personal recovery actions that break their social isolation.
In short, a series of measures focused to help these people to get out of this situation.
But what can we do for their safety while they living on the street?

Do you think it is a viable project in Madrid?

Since the first Campaign for the Homeless (1992), it has been a constant reflection, the analysis and guarantee of human rights that corresponds to the people in this situation in order to have and develop a dignified and full life.
It would be a good start for the home to be available from a tool that makes the feeling of safety safe in case of aggression or illness.

What would be the acceptance by the homeless?

What a difficult question. Within this group, it is a minority that goes to canteens or social shelters. These are people in situations of exclusion and poverty, who ‘disconnect’ from a society that ‘ignores’ them, which makes so complicated tendering bridges that they accept.

What are the main reluctance of the people in need? Comparing with problems that pose to social canteens, shelters and other help from Caritas, think which problems they would have with our project.

The main issues they have are the behavior of the people, the schedules and rules, the lack of intimacy they have, the insecurity that they feel and the limited use of the facilities.
I do not think they will feel very comfortable being ‘tracked’.


― A Cáritas helper