AWO Frankfurt manages the Guiseppe Bruno housing center which provides temporary accommodation for around 30 people in urgent need, including Syrian, Eritrean, and Somalian refugees. Volunteers at the center them help with their requests for asylum, learning German and obtaining medical care, among other things.
The procedures to obtain refugee status last around 15 months in Germany. Asylum seekers, who generally have limited financial resources, aren't allowed to work during this period and therefore don't have much social contact. In order to provide them with a warm welcome and improve their living conditions, AWO Frankfurt wants to renovate a room where the residents will be able to socialize.
The Foundation's grant will finance the acquisition of furniture, a television, board games, a table-football game, and a ping-pong table, to turn the Guiseppe Bruno housing center's social room into a more welcoming place.