Scalabrinian Foundation

Giving hope is an authentic act of justice, towards the migrants and refugees of the world.


The Scalabrinian Foundation is a international non-governmental organization, synergetic expression of the social commitment of the congregation of the Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo, Scalabrinian in Italy and in the whole world. The Scalabrinian Foundation’s mission is to protect, to foster and to support human rights of migrants and refugees, with a particular attention to women and children.

We work carefully to protect universal human rights to help those who are forced to leave their homes due to poverty, disease, violence or environmental disasters.

Intervention areas


We promote welcoming projects with houses that host migrants in transit and houses that receive migrants and refugees for longer periods of time.

Work and Education

We support migrant empowerment with educational and work orientation programmes. We are involved in the right to work, fighting by the side of workers today under exploitation and caporalato.

Humanitarian protection

We work with the most important international agencies to offer help to migrants and refugees at the border. With humanitarian, health and psychological interventions.

International cooperation

We develop international cooperation and volunteering to ensure the dialogue between countries to protect universal human rights.

Advocacy & Human Rights

We participate in international advocacy networks to raise the voice of the most vulnerable migrants and refugees at the United Nations and other relevant fora.

Actuality of the Scalabrinian Charism

«… while the world agitates itself dazzled by its progress, while man exalts himself with his conquests over matter and commands nature as master, the concept of homeland is enlarged beyond material boundaries, making man’s homeland the world.»

Saint Giovanni Battista Scalabrini – 1899


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