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Poland's Capuchin friars help homeless find work

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Nick Hodge 22.11.2012 10:22
A newly-built centre in Krakow, southern Poland is running workshops to help the homeless find employment.

Family day at the centre: photo - Dzielo pomocy sw. Ojca Pio

The Help Centre of Saint Pio, which is run by the Capuchin order within the grounds of its Krakow monastery, is already achieving success with its project.

“I was living in a shelter for homeless women for a while and I found out from friends who were also in a difficult situation about the Foundation of Saint Pio,” said Anna Joanna Porebska, in an interview with Radio Krakow.

“I learnt how to represent myself. After the workshops, I went for a job interview feeling decidedly stronger, and I was accepted,” she revealed.

Anna Joanna Porebska has found employment looking after people with disabilities.

The Krakow centre provides spiritual, legal, social and psychological aid to the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless.

A second branch of the centre is under construction in central Krakow. (nh)

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