MetLife volunteers assisted in building a hostel for young people recovering from substance misuse in Legionowo
On 9 September 2017 in Legionowo (near Warsaw) 40 MetLife employees from over a dozen countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East (EMEA) took part in a corporate volunteering event. They assisted in building a hostel for young people recovering from substance misuse.
The Youth Centre for the Artistic and Spiritual Development – this innovative centre is being developed in Legionowo by the “Passion of Life” Foundation, a local non-governmental organization.
The Youth Centre for the Artistic and Spiritual Development will have two main missions: on the one hand, it is help young people recovering from substance misuse on their way towards independent living; on the other hand, it will run substance misuse prevention programs among the youth. Young people who have recently completed their substance misuse treatment will live in a residential part of the centre. With the help of specialists working there, they will prepare themselves for living on their own in the future. The process of their social reintegration will be supported by contact with other young people who will come to the centre to use its facilities, such as a psychological support centre and rooms providing opportunities to develop talents and interests, including a gym, a recording studio and a computer room.
The corporate volunteering event in Legionowo is the second event organized by MetLife and Habitat for Humanity Poland in this year. On May in Legionowo 42 MetLife employees took part in a corporate volunteering event. Last year, more than 70 employees of the company helped build supported housing for foster care alumni in Warsaw.