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Grand opening of youth home

 

We would like to boast about the success of the “Po Drugie” Foundation, which TheWorkinGroup actively supports in its activities as a part of Corporate Social Responsibility.  It has just succeeded in opening a home for young homeless adults. This is a unique initiative and the only such form of help for young people with homelessness problems in Poland. We are extremely proud of the founder of the foundation, Ms. Agnieszka Sikora, who is fighting for these people with her persistence, hard work and huge heart.

The problem of homelessness among young adults is grievous. Such people who often grow up in pathological families, educational centers and foster homes have a problem with entering adulthood and becoming independent. These people have not experienced in their lives a sense of security, love and don’t know what home is. The initiative of just opening a home for young people is an attempt to make up for all these lost moments and opportunities. The house has been furnished in a way to resemble a real family space as much as possible. Those who live there have 24-hour support from a caregiver. They will be activated and supported to awaken self-esteem, motivation and to experience at least a substitute for what was taken from them. The stay in the home lasts about six months, but is also adjusted individually, the goal is to enter adulthood and live independently and support themselves.

 

“Po drugie”

For almost 11 years “Po drugie” Foundation has been working to support and resocialize the Warsaw homeless youth. Via multitude of activities ranging from psychological support, support groups, food, and clothing provision to training flats. It has become an important piece of Warsaw’s social work landscape.

One of TWG’s values is Responsibility, so we are glad to announce that as TWG we decided to donate to the “Po drugie” Foundation. Especially to be part of the new project aiming to create the place enabling continuous supervised social education combined with the elements of addiction therapies.

TheWorkinGroup from now on will donate a monthly amount to support this project and hopefully make a difference together. We are also encouraging our employees to support activities of the foundation, which happens even now.

Agnieszka Sikora – president of the Foundation said: 

“My motto is not the art of removing a person, but inviting him to work hard on change is an art. The place we are creating will be an excellent opportunity for changes that will bring young people back to the society that was previously cut by their family and system. I am glad that in this activity there are Partners who understand this need.”

In the words of Rafal Polanski – president of TheWorkinGroup:

“Business without social responsibility, is an empty experience for our shareholders. It has been our aim to support meaningful projects in the social support sector. In cooperation with Agnieszka Sikora, we believe that people who work in TheWorkinGroup, get additional meaning to their work.”

links:

http://podrugie.pl/

https://theworkingroup.net/about/