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CSD Diaconia Valdese, Torre Pellice, Italy

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Address: Via Angrogna 18
Torre Pellice, 10066  
Italy
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 60
Number of People Being Served: 1500
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Mission Statement


CSD - Diaconia Valdese (http://www.diaconiavaldese.org/) is a non-profit organisation managed by the Union of Waldensian and Methodist Churches in Italy (http://www.chiesavaldese.org/) and performs diaconal activities nationally, providing rest homes for the elderly, educational and accommodation facilities for the young, facilities for the disabled and support to social solidarity projects. The word "diaconia" means the service provided to people in need, as a sign of GodÂ’s gratuitous love to men and women. The social and diaconal commitment is part, together with preaching, of the life of the church: a Christian church must face the challenge that forms the basis of its vocation. "Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might". This biblical verse taken from the book of Ecclesiastes (9.10) sums up the mission of the Diaconia Valdese: the pressure on things to do, which do not exist in themselves, but must be found, seen, acknowledged and accepted. Therefore, service does not simply refer to the fulfilment of duties and obligations, but commits the eyes to see and the ears to listen, placing attention on people in their concrete form. At the same time, it requires total commitment, sparing no pains or expense; a call to the vocation, to the calling of servants ("deacons") to serve with diligence even when the "boss" does not see, to service ethics that look fervently at the result of the work, stopping briefly also on the means used.

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The main duties of the CSD - Diaconia Valdese (http://www.diaconiavaldese.org/) are to provide accommodation and assistance to the elderly, disabled and underprivileged children; to offer hospitality and promote meetings, exchanges and tourism in an evangelic environment; to organise professional training programs, voluntary initiatives and services. Operational headquarters: * Coordinamento Opere Valli: coordination of structures belonging to the "Asilo dei Vecchi" (Retirement Home) of San Germano, the "Comunità Alloggio" (Residential Community for minors) of Torre Pellice, the "Uliveto" (Residential facility for the disabled) of Luserna San Giovanni, the "Casa Valdese delle Diaconesse" (Retirement Home) of Torre Pellice, the "Re Carlo Alberto" Refuge of Luserna San Giovanni * Diaconia Valdese Fiorentina: Single organisation formed by the Gould Institute of Florence, the Ferretti Institute, the "Il Gignoro" Retirement Home, the Waldensian Foresteria (Guesthouse), and the "Kaleidos educational centre * The Waldensian Evangelic Retirement Home of Vittoria * The Waldensian Foresteria of Venice * The Waldensian Foresteria of Torre Pellice * Holiday centre of Pietra Ligure * Evangelical Children’s Home of Vallecrosia * Waldensian Home of Rio Marina * Waldensian Women’s Home of Turin

The main duties of the CSD - Diaconia Valdese (http://www.diaconiavaldese.org/) are to provide accommodation and assistance to the elderly, disabled and underprivileged children; to offer hospitality and promote meetings, exchanges and tourism in an evangelic environment; to organise professional training programs, voluntary initiatives and services. Operational headquarters: * Coordinamento Opere Valli: coordination of structures belonging to the "Asilo dei Vecchi" (Retirement Home) of San Germano, the "Comunità Alloggio" (Residential Community for minors) of Torre Pellice, the "Uliveto" (Residential facility for the disabled) of Luserna San Giovanni, the "Casa Valdese delle Diaconesse" (Retirement Home) of Torre Pellice, the "Re Carlo Alberto" Refuge of Luserna San Giovanni * Diaconia Valdese Fiorentina: Single organisation formed by the Gould Institute of Florence, the Ferretti Institute, the "Il Gignoro" Retirement Home, the Waldensian Foresteria (Guesthouse), and the "Kaleidos educational centre * The Waldensian Evangelic Retirement Home of Vittoria * The Waldensian Foresteria of Venice * The Waldensian Foresteria of Torre Pellice * Holiday centre of Pietra Ligure * Evangelical Children’s Home of Vallecrosia * Waldensian Home of Rio Marina * Waldensian Women’s Home of Turin

Mission Statement: CSD - Diaconia Valdese (http://www.diaconiavaldese.org/) is a non-profit organisation managed by the Union of Waldensian and Methodist Churches in Italy (http://www.chiesavaldese.org/) and performs diaconal activities nationally, providing rest homes for the elderly, educational and accommodation facilities for the young, facilities for the disabled and support to social solidarity projects. The word "diaconia" means the service provided to people in need, as a sign of GodÂ’s gratuitous love to men and women. The social and diaconal commitment is part, together with preaching, of the life of the church: a Christian church must face the challenge that forms the basis of its vocation. "Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might". This biblical verse taken from the book of Ecclesiastes (9.10) sums up the mission of the Diaconia Valdese: the pressure on things to do, which do not exist in themselves, but must be found, seen, acknowledged and accepted. Therefore, service does not simply refer to the fulfilment of duties and obligations, but commits the eyes to see and the ears to listen, placing attention on people in their concrete form. At the same time, it requires total commitment, sparing no pains or expense; a call to the vocation, to the calling of servants ("deacons") to serve with diligence even when the "boss" does not see, to service ethics that look fervently at the result of the work, stopping briefly also on the means used.

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