Who we are
La Cordata is a social cooperative which for the past twenty years has been providing housing and integration opportunities for: tourists, students, workers, families, foreigners, minors, single mothers with children and individuals with disability.
Our aim is to build and maintain interpersonal relationships and activate support networks for anybody, without exception, who is going through a difficult period and having a hard time finding their place in society. We offer housing solutions, social and educational services and hotel facilities.
Integration: this means integrating the needs and resources of each individual and an appreciation of diversity. Integrating our organisation with other economic, social and institutional players, while participating in, promoting and supporting networks among a wide range of different subjects;
Relationships: we believe that the wellbeing of individuals and the community is founded on a mutual acceptance of the fundamental need of every person to relate with others. Relationships are crucial in the construction of identity for each and every one of us, for individuals, organisations and local communities alike.
La Cordata operates in the Milan metropolitan area, a metropolis increasingly fragmented in terms of its social makeup. Fragments of the city which often fail to communicate with each other. A globalised city bustling with families, young adults, workers, immigrants, individuals and organisations. A city with a wealth of social and interpersonal resources, creativity, know-how, and a longing to get involved and be part of the community. Resources which are often invisible.
La Cordata is a social enterprise committed to satisfying a need that is ever more urgently felt in Milan: housing.
Our projects place the person as the central focus, promoting diversity and forms and processes of integration in a framework of subsidiarity between the various players involved in the common good of this city.
Our action as a social, educational and community enterprise involves the creation of “places and spaces for living” which catalyse and facilitate the coordination and integration of the economic, human and cultural resources. Places which can accommodate people, integrate their needs and resources so that they can themselves become a resource for the local community in which they live.
Places of sense which offer housing but also foster interpersonal and cultural relations: a driving force for social
La Cordata operates in two areas which are closely interrelated:
mainly educational projects targeting individuals who have a clear need for support and guidance in order to become independent;
primarily residential services at a low cost targeting individuals who require housing in Milan in the short, medium or long term, or people with emergency housing requirements.
In both of these areas, La Cordata strives to achieve the highest quality of service by training operators, maintaining relationships and spaces and personalising services to meet the needs of all of our guests.
Who we are here for
La Cordata offers different types of people, especially young people, places where they will find a wealth of opportunity, relationships and support. Places whose main purpose is to offer temporary living space in a number of different kinds and styles of accommodation.
La Cordata is also active in this area through projects and enterprises of social innovation, serving the most varied public with projects and initiatives which arise in response to the needs of the moment.