Società Cooperativa Sociale 3P (Father Pino Puglisi) was born in Palermo in 2009. It carries out its work in favour of families and minors who present problems of an economic, social and family nature through the provision of social assistance services aimed at affirming the culture of legality, solidarity and social and human promotion. In accordance with Art. 1 of Law 381/1991, The Cooperative is non-profit-making and aims to pursue the general interest of the community for the human promotion and social integration of citizens by promoting the development of the spirit of mutualism and solidarity through the management of social and educational assistance services.
The main activity of the Cooperative is the management of three housing communities “Casa Tartaruga 1, Casa Tartaruga 2 and Albatros”, which offer assistance to minors and families in conditions of socio-economic and psychological distress.
Casa Tartaruga 1 and 2 offer assistance and support to mothers and children temporarily separated from their home unit for reasons of socio-economic, psychological, abuse and mistreatment or any conduct of negligence or neglect that even temporarily minises the parenting skills of one or both parents. Within the Community, thanks to the support of well-trained professionals (psychologist, social worker, educators and manager), the mother is offered the opportunity to regain her role as a parent through a path of ‘re-education’ to parenthood. Within the community, children can find a serene atmosphere where they can have ‘healthy’ experiences.
Albatros welcomes Italian and non-Italian minors, for whom the judge has ordered the inclusion in the community, aged between 14 and 18, an age that can extend up to 21. The aim is to give the children what, even if only temporarily, their family of origin is no longer able to give them, offering them a family-type context with rules to respect and values to be instilled. The aim is to reintegrate into one’s home nucleus, where this is possible and does not create any harm to the child. Different is the mission in the case of unaccompanied foreign minors for whom a path of integration and social inclusion is expected within a country for their foreigner.