Last Friday, November 4, we visited the Actua social initiative cooperative, where the Families Project funded by the Familia Torres Foundation takes place.

This is a therapeutic project led by two psychologists from Actua and who attend to children and young people from the residential centers that the organization manages in Penedès. The entity oversees the development and management of socio-educational action projects for the social promotion of people, the prevention of situations of social vulnerability in children and young people and the improvement of coexistence.

The visit also served to get to know the people who work there and to get to know the facilities they have in Vilafranca del Penedès.

It is always a pleasure to visit the entities with which we collaborate, and thus strengthen the relationships that make possible the social projects we support.

Today we celebrate International Women’s Day and from the Familia Torres Foundation we want to congratulate you all.

Promoting the empowerment of women is one of our objectives and is part of our mission. In our foundation, the women of the Torres Family who form the Board of Trustees have been and are involved in the management of both cultural and social projects to improve our environment.

Carrying out initiatives that ensure social integration and their own well-being and that of their families, we ensure that women are the true protagonists of their lives.

Today we want to remember some of the most important and inspiring projects that we have been supporting for several years.

Between 2006 and 2008, the Familia Torres Foundation collaborated with the Vicente Ferrer Foundation in the construction of a school and a vocational training center for more than 100 women from the Kadiri region (Anantapur – India).

For more than 10 years we have been collaborating with the ARED Foundation in Barcelona to accompany and personally and professionally train women from prisons in Catalonia.

Also in Barcelona, ​​together with BarcelonActua, we support women from various countries around the world for social and labor inclusion, along with school support for their children.

Finally, in 2022 we have begun to collaborate with the Fundación Horizontes Abiertos de Madrid, for residential care and psychological support for ex-prison women and women at risk of social exclusion with dependent children who do not have the training, work, family, and economic resources enough to live with dignity.You can find more information about these projects and about the foundation at https://fundacionfamiliatorres.org/

The Ared Foundation celebrated its most special night on October 28, a night full of enthusiasm and encounters, in the incomparable setting of the Palo Alto gardens.

With an attendance of 254 people, they managed to collect € 30,750 that will guarantee the employability, for a whole year, of the most vulnerable women who serve in Ared, through fair and dignified working conditions.

The Familia Torres Foundation collaborates annually in projects to increase the empowerment of women in vulnerable situations to facilitate access and reincorporation to the work market.

Ared was born 27 years ago in the tailoring workshop of Wad – Ras, the Women’s Penitentiary Center of Barcelona, ​​as an initiative promoted by five women deprived of liberty, students of a tailoring course, to offer training and a new opportunity of life once they left Wad-Ras.

Currently, they have cared for more than 12,500 people and inserted more than 3,800 women into the world of work.

Yesterday we celebrated International Women’s Day and we want to make our collaborators participate in some of the most important and inspiring projects that we have supported for several years.

In collaboration with the Barcelonactua Foundation, the “Women of the World” project helps more than twenty women with children in socially vulnerable situations in Barcelona.

The project consists of a weekly group coaching meeting to work on self-esteem and foster bonds of mutual support, as well as the “Rebost Solidario” activity, which offers mothers fresh and protein foods weekly to contribute to their food security and a diet. healthy family member.

Derived from the same project, we also support “Empowered woman De-BAC” that offers training, social mentoring and labor insertion to women in vulnerable situations with the aim of improving their employability.

On the other hand, we also collaborate with the Ared Foundation to achieve the social and labor integration of almost thirty women in a situation of social exclusion, mainly women from prisons and social services.

Through the realization of personalized insertion itineraries, during 2020 and thanks to the Torres Family Foundation, the social insertion of most of the women assisted and of the children in their care was achieved through substantial improvement of their personal, professional, and economic autonomy.

One of our main objectives is to help women in situations of social vulnerability and promote their empowerment; We know that an empowered woman has the power to positively impact her family and her community, and that an empowered mother is capable of raising emotionally healthy and independent children.