The Foundation

The Villa Maraini Foundation, natural evolution of the therapeutic community founded in Villa Maraini 1976 by Massimo Barra, as part of the Italian Red Cross, consists of a set of facilities and services for the care and rehabilitation of drug addiction extremely articulated and differentiated. The differentiation, that has been built in over 38 years in business, is an ongoing process and development opportunities open in multiple directions, place that the goal is, and has always been, find valuable tools for therapeutic intervention, adapting as quickly as possible to the evolution of the drug phenomenon in everyday life. The philosophy of intervention.
"There addiction as objective reality and unchanging: There are so many drug addicts, each different from the other and also from itself a function of time that passes. Giving a single therapeutic response forces the subject to adapt to an intervention not necessarily appropriate to its dependence, with a high risk of neglect or failure. And 'therapy that must adapt to the subject and not vice versa. Hence the need for a wide range of opportunities to offer the addict, after making a correct diagnosis of his condition.
Villa Maraini in many years has never refused anyone, convinced that if the addict who wants to stop is sick, what you want is not yet sick twice and requires a surplus of attention".
Massimo Barra

Our Services

Night center

Homeless drug users and those without a regular place to sleep are given hospitality.

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The HIV Unit

It offers medical and psychological support to drug users infected with HIV / AIDS

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The Emergency Unit

It works in close collaboration with the “Unità Strada” (the street unit) the local and State Police Forces.

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Training Centre

The Villa Maraini staff are constantly refreshed and kept up to date through periodic dynamic supervision.

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