Community of mutual aid "Emaus-Oselya"


– solidarity actions

The participation in charitable actions for homeless and poor is very important in the rehabilitation process. The companions become responsible for others, help poor and become more socially active. Such kind of solidarity help the Community to avoid isolation and do not concentrate so much on own problems. Once a week Community members cook dinner for hundred homeless and take it to the downtown. While these lunches people not only eat but also speak with people who used to be homeless too. Actually many companions came to Oselya from such events.

Homeless people are also informed here about possible social service, state organizations, their rights and local programs.

On Christmas and Easter Oselya invites about 400 homeless people to common meal so people wouldn’t feel lonely on this day.

Photo by Rob van Kleef