Depaul Slovensko (Slovakia), a non-profit organization, was established as a response to the unreasonable dying of homeless people on the streets of Bratislava in the winter 2005/2006 and the absence of accommodation for them. The lack of experience, absence of professional social work and the prejudices of a postcommunist, ‘Christian’ society were the context for beginning a new form of work, without precedent in this environment. We learn to be authentic and faithful in the unity of our thoughts, words and deeds. All of this creates tension and we strive to keep these dynamics in balance. We grow, mature and help to find dignity: even for homeless people.
""Free From is Not Free For": The Experience of DePaul Slovensko's Work With Homeless People in a Post-Communist Country,"
Journal of Vincentian Social Action: Vol. 4:
1, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholar.stjohns.edu/jovsa/vol4/iss1/7
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