The new Help Center at Rome Termini Station was opened today

Help Center in termini: the opening

Rome, 20 June 2017

The President of Rete Ferroviaria Italiana, Claudia Cattani, the President of the charity social cooperative Europe Consulting Alessandro Radicchi, together with the councillor on People, Schools and Community Solidarity Laura Baldassarre, today officially opened the "Termini Social Corner".

The Rome Termini social cohesion hub, which is financed by the City of Rome, brings together the Help Center, the mobile unit and the night and day shelter Binario 95. The use of new, larger areas has been granted free of charge by Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, after a reorganisation at Termini Station which meant that they were no longer used.

The Polo Sociale Roma Termini services (Roma Termini Social Centre), which are now suitably integrated, have been active in the station since 2002 so as to meet the needs of those who are at risk of marginalisation or who are affected by psychological and social problems.

The Help Center, the resource that listens to people who are at risk of being heavily socially marginalised and provides guidance to them, has also been provided with a new service: the new Citizen's Social Warehouse. Run in close collaboration with the City of Rome's Social Operations Room, this space will be used to collect and distribute clothes, blankets and basic goods.

Another important development in the area of social responsibility comes from the experience of the Mobile Help Center for migrants at Tiburtina Station. Thanks to the combined efforts of the City of Rome's Social Operations Room and the Immigration office, the Mobile Help Centre started its orientation work for the migrant population who tend to gather at the station while waiting to be included in the assistance movements for those who ask for, and are given, international protection.

«The social emergency concerns the whole of Italy and the broad coverage of our network of stations has always meant that we are committed to caring for those who look for shelter, help and solidarity in our buildings», said Claudia Cattani, President of Rete Ferroviaria Italiana.