Host Families For Refugees Project

Web platform and professional staff for the management and monitoring of “Refugees at Home”

The project

Vesta is a service for families and citizens that allows them to be active in first person, through the hosting of refugees (asylum seekers) in their home, in a structured and supervised project.

Migration of asylum seekers is a social phenomenon that nowadays involves everyone in different ways.

Vesta aims to offer to the citizens the opportunity to contribute to the development of a new model of integration.

Vesta wants to be a means through which families and citizens open their doors to others, that means sharing with their guests their relational system as well. Through a relational system our communities converse among each other and develop themselves, favouring inclusion and integration.

Vesta is part of the national System of Protection for Asylum Seekers and Refugees (SPRAR) and its willingness is to become an additional and complementary part of the national system SPRAR, with the purpose of diversifying the range of possibilities available to the Municipalities and Organisations to welcome asylum seekers on their territory.


It collects and organises applications from families.
It manages all the steps of the hospitality's process, by means of a staff composed of social workers and psychologists from Camelot, with more than ten years of experience in the field. In particular, it sustains the families in all the legal, psychological and bureaucratic aspects of the reception's process, to ensure a safe and clear development.
It supervises the hospitality’s process thanks to a system of feedbacks from the families and the hosted asylum seekers and refugees; with the aim to constantly improve the services offered.
It links all the people involved in the project through a social community.

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VESTA: A Project of Cooperative Camelot

VESTA: REFUGEES AT HOME – project of social cooperative Camelot

Vesta is a project run by the social cooperative Camelot that, since 1999, works to build a new model of community, oriented towards social cohesion and reduction of discrimination.


The cooperative, together with the institutions of the territory in which it works, provides services and creates opportunities of reception and care of the individual and the community, in a paradigm of promotion and growth of individual's autonomy, with a constant attention to emerging social needs.