Beato, Intervenção social

Municipality And Santa Casa Launch "Mitra" Program

12, September 2014

"Mitra Program" was presented last September 10th, at Beato Parish where, since 2011, Lisbon's Social Support Centre is located (the old beggar hostel - Mitra), with the participation of Pedro Santana Lopes, Santa Casa da Misericórdia's (SCML) Ombudsman , Pedro Mota Soares, Minister for Solidarity, Employment and Social Security, and João Afonso, Lisbon Municipality's Councillor for Social Rights.

With the decision, supported by the Municipality, to transfer land and equipment to be managed by SCML, the Mitra program will support more than 500 people in projects of social inclusion. Lisbon's Municipality participation in this project implements in the field one of the priorities defined by the "Lisboa Inclusiva" axis of the Government Program for the City of Lisbon. The fight against poverty and inequality.

During the presentation ceremony, SCML's Ombudsman, Pedro Santana Lopes, referred the "initial investment of €5M", which is intended to grant a new life to the neighbourhood, "known as a shelter for poor people" that "were forgotten".

The renewal includes "opening to the community" a space "that will be of all and to all", emphasized the Ombudsman. In this regard, Santana Lopes praised the work of the Municipality during the recently recovery of the Campo de Ourique and Ribeira Markets, stressing the importance of returning to the city these important spaces.

Stressing the investment of the Municipality in the "requalification of the city", Councillor João Afonso stated that this effort "have been done only because of everyone's help". And added: "there is a mutual availability to work for the city", also showing his conviction that in the future "Mitra will be a nice place to live".

In 2006, Lisbon's Municipality, SCML and Social Security District Centre signed a Cooperation Protocol aimed at the regular and permanent cooperation between the three entities for the implementation of Lisbon's Social Network. Rede Social de Lisboa. Mota Soares, ministro da Solidariedade, Emprego e Segurança Social, referiu a "enorme capacidade de inovação" deste programa, que contou com o apoio da Câmara de Lisboa, "um projeto extraordinário do ponto de vista social". Um projeto, no seu entendimento, "importante numa altura tão difícil" para o país, que sai valorizado pelo apoio da autarquia, "um fator indispensável de sucesso" concluiu. 

O espaço do Programa Mitra estará aberto 24 horas por dia e incluirá um restaurante, residências, acolhimento de Emergência, lavandaria, uma Quinta (vocacionada para a produção hortícola e que empregará utentes), um centro psico-geriátrico, entre vários outros projetos com uma matriz de inovação e de inclusão social, destinados a ajudar um universo de mais de 500 pessoas.

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Beato, Intervenção social