Fundación Iberdrola has signed a collaboration agreement with the Parish of San Juan de Dios in Madrid, for the development of the Ruth Project
The Ruth Project aims to offer a foster home to mothers and young people in a situation of social vulnerability, for the time they need to get out of this state of social emergency and be strengthened to form their own home.
With a view to relational maturity and in anticipation of possible abuse, each foster home will have the presence of at least two family units.
This project has three objectives:
- To prevent and contain the women’s danger of falling into a state of social vulnerability, identifying the causes that provoke such a state of risk.
- To welcome and accompany mothers with girls or young women who have suffered or are suffering some kind of abuse.
- To strengthen and promote, as part of the maturity and/or healing process, the development of the personal and social capacities of each of the beneficiaries of the project.
The Project is developed along the following lines:
- Welcoming, listening, and discernment. The Parish Priest and the Caritas team of the Parish carry out the initial accompaniment, listening and assessing the family units and verifying their real economic and family situation.
- Assignment and implementation of the measures to be followed. Determination of the needs of the family unit, providing them with the most appropriate home for their family circumstances. Likewise, they are offered guidance to give a quick and adequate response in aspects such as hygiene and personal care, social coexistence, schooling of minors, academic training of young people, job search for adults, education in economics and domestic management, etc.
- Monitoring of the family unit. Monitoring of the family unit by providing financial support in various areas: food and basic cleaning and hygiene products, transport subscriptions, school meals, social and health care, etc.
In total, it is estimated that 45 family units will be received and monitored, distributed in 25 rooms and 3 foster homes.