Minors attended in 2020
Active centers for unaccompanied minors
Staff members working actively with minors
Through a very diverse typology SAMU offers care to unaccompanied minors both in initial reception centers and Long Stay centers. A majority of the centers established during 2020, due to the volume of people served, are located in the Canary Islands and Algeciras.
FORMER SHELTERED MINORS
In many cases, SAMU’s accompaniment does not end with assistance in juvenile centers but goes further, when they reach adulthood and must be incorporated into society and job market. Thus, one of the lines developed by SAMU is sheltered housing management, which seeks to promote autonomy of the people served and their professional development.
These are autonomy flats for young people from the protection system, once they have reached 18 years, who lack family support, housing and the necessary resources to have an independent life, and whose maximum stay is approximately one year.
These programs intend to provide assistance in legal situation and an educational, social and recreational environment, where young people can develop maturity in a comprehensive way and support them in their transition to adult life, with the aim of integrating themselves into society in a normalized.
There are three types of this housing:
– Flats for the Socio-Labour Skills Acquisition Program, with low occupancy (6-8 places).
– Resource for Former Sheltered Young Migrants, of high occupation.
– Legal Age flats .