We help vulnerable families improve their lives, with benefits that can extend to future generations.
Working closely with mothers, we promote their well-being and their children’s healthy development, by providing services that address hardships, deprivations, and social isolation.
By establishing a relationship of respect, trust, and support, we help each mother gain confidence in her own talents and skills. Together we expand opportunities for the personal and social growth of all family members.
Association Pianoterra Onlus helps and supports vulnerable families. Our services are directed primarily to mothers and their children, because by improving the starting conditions of a young life, many of the health and developmental problems induced by poverty and social isolation can be prevented and their transmission from one generation to the next averted.
The name “Pianoterra”, “ground floor”, signals our street-level, eye-level approach to the lives of the vulnerable families we serve. It helps us understand both the daily hardships they contend with and their capacity for more fully developing their potential.
Pianoterra establishes with each mother a “pact of mutual commitment and responsibility.” The material aid we provide to mothers for free meets urgent needs – for powdered milk, baby clothes, and other items. But this is just the starting point. Our multidisciplinary team of experts custom-tailors a plan for each family, and coordinates it with the network of family service agencies and organizations we partner with. The plans link family members with services that can strengthen their health and well-being, and help them gain confidence in their own talents, skills, and capabilities.