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Gruppo Arco scs

Type of Institution
Social Cooperative (A - B)
via Luigi Capriolo 18
Italy (IT)
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Number of Persons involved: 20-50
Age Range: over 65
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Description of the organization
Since 1997 Gruppo Arco s.c.s. has been actively involved in the work against social exclusion through the implementation of residential facilities and territorial services.
Arco was born as a response to the necessity of prevention of drug and alcohol dependence, but over the years it has been developing and spreading its area of interests becoming a key player in fulfilling the needs of the most vulnerable people, such as foreigners, young, elderly, frail and disabled people.
In the early 2000 Gruppo Arco has changed its countenances starting new services like “Casa Aurora”, a mother-child facility for women in distressed conditions, “Casa Rondine”, hosting unaccompanied foreign minors coming from Extra-European countries and operating in the framework of SIPROIMI and a daily center for disabled people.
In 2009 the youth hostel “Casa Oasi” was born to offer young foreign students in need a low price accomodation. Similarly, a few years later Gruppo Arco developed a social housing project, which is currently hosting several families and individuals in housing emergency situations or exiting from rehabilitation programmes with the purpose of enhancing individuals’ social empowerment.
In 2011 Gruppo Arco inaugurated the first health clinic run by a non-profit organisation in Piedmont, offering to all citizens lower prices, but high level, medical treatments: odontoiatric, psychological, orthopedic, gynecological and so forth.
In 2014 was born, with the collaboration of other local social actors, the project “Spazio d’Angolo” a soup kitchen where homeless people may find a warm meal, many labs and welcoming people they could come to advise for.
In the following years Gruppo Arco kept expanding its areas of competences and it first acquired “Casa Cottolengo” a rest home in Grugliasco (TO), and created a type B Cooperative “Dromos” engaged in hiring underprivileged people for cleaning and maintenances activities.
How the organisation will contribute to the dissemination and exploitation of the project results
- Participation in the dissemination of information on the project
- Promotion of information on the project with the network of contacts
- Contribution to the enhancement and sustainability of the project results
- Exchange of skills and knowledge

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