On November 14, 2022, we inaugurated the second unit of the Clinic of the Soul, in the rural area of Uberlândia/MG. The location, with 2.5 hectares of extension, was a donation made in November 2020 by a volunteer of the FWB and is approximately 13 kilometers from the city of Uberlândia – MG, in the Triângulo Mineiro.
“We delivered the first stage of construction with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room, kitchen, and service area. The project foresees the construction of 16 houses. The works go along as the donations arrived”, explains Fernanda Nunes, member of the Fraternity in the Street Project coordination – Uberlândia – MG pole.
The goal is to offer an organized and prepared structure for people living in the streets who are chemically dependent. At the place, they will be offered shelter, meals, labor therapy, medical and psychological care with all the necessary care for their recovery and reintegration into Society.
The RJ center is collecting non-perishable food, mainly rice, beans, noodles, oil, cornmeal, and flour, to prepare a Christmas dinner for the residents. The donations can be delivered from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 3pm, until December 15th, at the Welcome Center Reference, at Rua do Senado, 52, or via donation at the link.
The Clinic of the Soul, MS, a partner of Fraternity in the Street - Campo Grande hub, collects clothes, shoes, and non-perishable food, such as rice, beans, pasta, wheat, cornmeal, sugar, tea, and milk. Whoever can and wants to contribute, just contact the founder and coordinator of the Clinic, Milton Marques, through WhatsApp (67) 9 9225-6636 or you can donate through the link below.
During the V FWB Meeting, held between November 11th and 13th, the project's center received as a gift a Kombi from the Kombem project, which will help the work with the homeless population in the city of São Paulo. This is the third van destined to the project; the other two are in the Uberlândia and Rio de Janeiro hubs.
In the United States it is forbidden to serve food on the streets. For this, it is necessary to have a license approved by the government, which guarantees the hygiene and preparation conditions of the food. This requirement makes it impossible for a group of people to prepare food and serve it to people who are homeless, and the solution found was to distribute industrialized products as a meal. We are still looking for whatever is necessary to help and testing all the possibilities!
We are grateful to be able to help our neighbor, to welcome our fellow humans, and to make a difference in the lives of others. This is really unspeakable." Glória Moraes, volunteer of the Fraternidade na Rua project - São Paulo pole.