Social Action

This project was initiated in 2014 with funding from the Department of Social Affairs of the City of Leganes and is expected to last two years.

The SAEX project aims to promote and enhance the socio- occupational and civic integration of foreign residents in the city of Leganes (South of Madrid crown) , through actions of comprehensive care, counseling and legal advice ( individual and group ) in migration matters, training and information about rights and obligations enshrined in the Spanish Constitution and laws, to prevent the administrative irregularity, and to favor the integration of legal immigrants in the municipality of Leganés.

It can be highlighted the following objectives of the project SAEX:

1) Provide an adequate, accesible and effective service of information, guidance and legal advice on immigration matters.
2) Advice on immigration procedures designed for the foreign population in order to obtain legal residency as the main tool in the process of social integration.
3) Personalized attention and monitoring procedures of immigration records
4)Provide information and guidance to immigrants in other areas of law related to immigration procedures (labor, social security and criminal).
5) Provide professional mentoring monitoring in cases of especial vulnerability
6) Disseminate knowledge in the exercise of rights and obligations.
7) Promote knowledge by employers and businesses of procedures that affect them on foreigners.
8) Providing a specialized service on foreigners to municipal officers, particularly social services involved with foreigners.
9) Networking and coordination with professionals from the municipal social services and other public resources.
10) Collaboration with different devices and public and private resources involved with immigrants, with social partners and immigrant associations.
11) Promote knowledge of municipal and regional resources and devices.
12) Refer the most suitable free resource.

While the direct target populations are foreign immigrants, the direct and indirect recipients that can be identified are:

· Foreign Population

· Native Population

· Employers

· Professionals and technicians of municipal social services.

· Inmigrants Associations

· Organizations that support Migrant Population

The SAEX project provides various tools and undertakes activities to achieve its objectives. You can highlight the following instruments:

1) Group workshops information on foreigners

2) Individual attention on foreigners and reception

3) Mentoringparticularlyvulnerable cases

4) Collaboration with Social Agents and Migrant Associations

For more information about the SAEX project, you can consult the corresponding area of ​​immigration SSF through your email inmigración@ssf.org.es

The SSF CAF Project is an effective way for people with financial difficulties to get low-interest microloans, without having to go to the bank, where they deny the credit formula. Financial self-financing communities has been working with great success for years.

The architect of its implementation is Jean Claude Rodríguez- Ferrara, founder and director of the NGO Community Development. These communities allow immigrants to build supporting networks and communities with people with similar economic needs, contributing to increase the social bond and find their place in Spanish society.

Our CAF is called CAF SSF and is a tool to promote a solidarity economy. This pilot project in Madrid, which continues from 2013 to date, will be responsible for establishing these communities and replicate them elsewhere.

CAF SSF consists of 10 people of different nationalities, who meet once a month and make a small financial contribution to a fund. Whenever a member of the CAF SSF needs money, it asks the Community instead of the bank. The group sets the interest rate at the end of the year and if there are profits, they are shared equally between everyone.

The Project for Awareness and Prevention of Gender Discrimination and Violence in South crown of Madrid took place in 2014 with the support of the company OCIOGIM of the Complutense University of Madrid.
 
This project was a result of the emergency situation suffered by women migrants. In fact, the migration process of women took center stage at the time they fell in the open road to international migration. Gender status helped this process, consolidating them as a key part of the migration chain.
 
The economic crisis has reinforced this feminization of migrance, so it is set as institutional objective to work on awareness and prevention against gender discrimination and violence. For this purpose, in 2014, SSF ran 16 workshops with women from 16 different nationalities.
Transversal Intervention Project for the integration of immigrant families phase III has been carried out during 2014 by expert advice on immigration matters and labor law, administrative processes and social and labor insertion. This project has been funded with private funds, provided by the Private Enterprise Import and Export SA.
 
The aim of the project, already developed in the third phase is to provide a free professional and itinerant service aimed at all citizens under the principle of equal access to administrative regularity and the labor market.
 
During the first and second half of 2014 SSF have been developing individual sessions to assess the case and subsequent permanent citizen advisory. On the other hand, specialized group workshops for families in situations of social / administrative exclusion are developed. This service is complemented the implementation of training sessions on foreign issues, followed by training for employment.