The CASA Center is the largest project of the CASA GOMA Association and hosts, among other things, the headquarters of the association.
The CASA Center is a day care center for vulnerable children from 8 to 16 years of age. The facility was opened in July 2020 and to date (2022) the center can boast of having recovered more than 150 children from the street and have reinserted them into their biological families, host families or referred to other centers / associations.
The CASA Center has as its objective the recovery of street children and family and social reunification through the many activities and services offered by the structure.
In addition to street children, the CASA Center is also open to “difficult children” who especially need re-education and social reintegration. In addition to these, the CASA Center offers its services to families in difficulty by raising awareness of the importance of the family, the rights of the child, the duties of parents and the management of savings.
At the CASA center we accept:
The services present in our structure are:
The CASA Center is made up of the following rooms:
The methods that the CASA Center adopts to search for beneficiaries are:
The children, after having been enrolled in the CASA Center, remain at the Center (using all the services of the structure) for a period of time ranging from a minimum of 1 month to a maximum of 4 months.
Every child and every family needs specific needs and psychological and social support different from any other beneficiary.
The CASA Center therefore adapts to the needs of the beneficiary and the family to ensure a better result in solving problems.
On average, over the course of a year at the CASA Center, more than 120 children benefit from 100% of our services and more than 100 families benefit from psychological and social support.
Furthermore, in the most difficult cases, the CASA GOMA association also gives the possibility of free legal support to the beneficiaries of the CASA Center.
Absolutely no! Any service that Centro CASA offers to children and families in need is 100% free. The only thing that is required is compliance with the rules of the CASA GOMA Association (essential for achieving our goals).
If you are planning to come here to Goma for a volunteer experience, visit our VOLUNTEERING page and you will find all the answers to your questions.
At the CASA center we have all types of existing expenses for the growth and maintenance of a child or a family, therefore we find:
In addition to these expenses, being a structure of an association, there are many other expenses essential for the success of the activities, such as:
And many other expenses that allow us to have the results we have today
80% of the activities and expenses of the CASA Center are financed by individuals (especially Italians) who occasionally or constantly make donations through our fundraising channels.
The remaining 20% is instead supported by parishes and associations (mainly Italian).
If you too want to be among the 80% who help us survive, visit our DONATE page.
Who decides to support the CASA Center, decides to support our mission, our dream, our life!
Unfortunately in Goma, although there are hundreds of associations and NGOs, there are very few that deal with street children (we are really talking about 2 associations).
Helping each other in our mission means being able to give hundreds of children the opportunity to return to live in a home, together with their loved ones.
To help us, visit our DONATE page to find out how to send us financial support, or visit the VOLUNTEERING and ADVICE pages to find out how to help us through other activities.
Thank you so much.
If you have any other questions or curiosities, visit the CONTACTS page and ask us anything you want!