Social media experiment will show whether the homeless will be back to normal life

© RIA Novostiall Homeless.Output for social networksSocial media experiment will show whether the homeless will be back to normal life© RIA Novosti

Four wards of the center of assistance to the homeless «the Hangar of salvation» in Moscow will take part in the multimedia series «Homeless. Exit.» In a joint pilot project of RIA Novosti and the Orthodox service of assistance «Mercy», the participants will try to answer the question: «Can the homeless to return to normal life?».

Social media experiment will show whether the homeless will be back to normal lifeHomeless. The output of the»Multimedia series «Homeless. Exit» will last several months. During this time four homeless heroes will receive tasks from staff members of the service «Mercy», and from journalists. All tasks – from restoring documents up to the task to invite someone on a date given in order to help these people back into society. To comment on the events will be the service specialists «Mercy», working with the homeless, and the psychologist involved in the program,» reads a press release service.

The head of the charity programs of the service «Mercy» Irina Meshkova noted that «for some, the most difficult task was to call my dad, and someone just do not can get a ready passport».

«Episodes of the project «Homeless. Output» ready in real-time, that is, users are able to follow the events at the time when they occur. And no one, neither the sponsors nor the participants of experiment, do not know in advance how it will end. It is planned that the results of the project will be announced in mid-January. The audience will learn who are the participants of the experiment could radically change your life, and who’s failed,» — said in «Mercy».

To follow the course of events here.

Social media experiment will show whether the homeless will be back to normal lifeHOMELESS. OUTPUT. Episode 1Герои of the project «Homeless.Exit» is the members of «Hostel», which last year implemented «Charity». For participants of the program in the first place, renting a room in the hostel and start with them system work.

«Living on the street, people not just losing social connections, but loses the ability to set goals and achieve them. Therefore, officers in conjunction with the psychologist weekly meetings with program participants, give them the job, learn to solve problems. Ideally, the participants of the program «Hostel» got to find a place to live, though removable, to reconnect with family and find a job», — explained in service.

Service for homeless and «the Hangar of salvation» – projects to help homeless service «Mercy». «Angara» can provide urgent assistance to stay warm in a heated tent, eat, take a shower, get clean clothes and first aid. Social workers help people to restore documents, to find shelters, contact the family, buy tickets home. There are also mini-programs to return homeless to the society – «Labor camp», «Hostel» and «Farm».

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