The House of Hosting of Saint Joseph, a place administered by the Missionaries of the Fraternidade – International Humanitarian Federation, in Carmo da Cachoeira, Minas Gerais, Brazil, begins open opportunity for the people who receive their help to spend their time in positive activities and in this way to sustain their process of recovery. The majority come from long years on the street and suffer problems of alcoholism or drug dependence.
Some have begun tasks of improvements of the place, with repairs, painting and building of walls inside the House of Hosting of Saint Joseph. Others began to revolve the soil and to remove debris, with the help of a tractor of the City Hall, while others have started to prepare seedbeds to make a vegetable garden. “Ever since its beginning, on the last 12th of July, more or less 50 brothers and sisters have approached the house. 10 of these have created a bond with us and come every day. Two of them have accepted to be referred to a recovery clinic while others have spontaneously stopped and now live soberly, without any specific action on our part. Some have decided to return to their homes, reconciling with their family members and now live individual processes of recovery”, told Bento, one of the Missionaries in charge of the House of Hosting of Saint Joseph.