Agenzia Fides report - The reception house of the Salesians for young people in difficulty "Osanna Pia" in Sliema, has in recent months expanding its facilities, so as to accommodate the youngest and most importantly, to improve the path of accompanying beneficiaries to independent life. The Maltese government has ceded a small building to the religious, currently under renovation, which will be turned into 7 apartments. Once the work is completed, the structure will be used to accommodate children and young adults in need who cannot count on the support of their family, with a troubled past and subsequent behavior problems.
The new facility, which will be called "Casa Mamma Margherita", will serve to continue the educational process of young people with problems between 18 and 25 years of age. Even young adults will be welcomed, already considered too big to be accommodated at Osanna Pia, but because of their life stories need support and a secure base to take the final step towards an independent life. To be accepted they must have a job and know that the residence at the facility will be temporary, without believing that one can have a family and continue to live there. The Salesians of Sliema manage the work Osanna Pia, and have been taking care of the reception and accompaniment during the growth of young people for many years. (AP) (Agenzia Fides 14/09/2012)