Casa della carità “Angelo Abriani” Foundation


Casa della carità “Angelo Abriani” Foundation

Casa della Carità “Angelo Abriani” Foundation takes care of vulnerable people and promotes culture, starting from the stories of those who come to our House every day.

The social activities of Casa della Carità accompany people in distress towards obtaining their rights, their independence and citizenship; Accademia della Carità (The Academy) promotes cultural initiatives which are open to all.

This double effort was strongly wished by Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, the Founder of Casa della Carità who chose Father Virginio Colmegna as Chairman of the Foundation in 2002.

Casa della Carità is one of the projects I cherish most among those the Lord allowed to come true during my episcopate in Milan.- Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, Founder

Casa della Carità believes in the dignity and uniqueness of each person, in the value of offering a listening ear, in the importance of relationships. People in distress are not considered as the receivers of our good deeds but rather as the protagonists of relationships and sharing of experiences.

The Foundation opposes the “culture of waste” with the firm conviction that the fact of providing answers to the needs of weak and excluded people generates wealth, cohesion and helps increasing urban safety for the whole community. That’s why Casa della Carità is open. Always. To all.

Cardinal Martini asked us to take care of the outcast. For this reason, our house is always open to all.-Father Virginio Colmegna, Chairman

Accoglienza: relationships
and care to reach self-reliance

Casa della Carità for me is just as my family, the family I have never had. And it will always be.- Roberto

The Foundation takes care of people who endured difficult experiences, who must deal with several problems at the same time and who find a welcoming place, a family, at Casa della Carità.  

Every day, the Foundation hosts hundreds of people and offers listening ears and services such as free hot showers and a cloakroom, healthcare, legal advice and job orientation to many more. It works throughout the city of Milan with children, elderly people, men and women of any age, country of origin and religion.

Casa della Carità has been an experience of sharing, brotherhood and mutual help. It has been as for Diego Armando Maradona: the hand of God. – Stephan

The Academy:
social action and cultural debate

Casa della Carità Foundation believes that Important ideas for the whole population blossom from the knowledge and the careful listening to the most vulnerable sections of the population. For this reason, it promotes culture starting from its social work. The Academy includes the SOUQ – Urban Suffering Study Centre, which operates at academic level with universities and researchers and the Boundary’s Library, which works on the ground with schools, San Vittore prison and other non-profit organisations.

Casa della Carità is a place where you meet each other, you know each other and, for this reason, barriers fall. – Simona

Help us: support Casa della carità Foundation 

With a single donation to:

Fondazione Casa della Carità “A. Abriani” Onlus,Via F. Brambilla 10- 20128 Milan, Italy

  • Postal current account No. 36704385
  • Bank current account IBAN No.: IT 08 O 03359 01600 100000067281

With a donation on a regular basis

By activating a monthly donation on the website:  or by contacting our Fundraising Department by phone at 0039 0225935314

With a gift in your will

If you wish to leave a charity legacy gift for Casa della Carità or you wish to receive further information, please contact Angie Scala:    or call 0039 334 6131 980.


All the above data are taken from the Foundation’ Sustainability Report, which has been certified by an independent body ascertaining the quality and reliability of the information contained therein.

For the full version of our Sustainability Report (in Italian) click here.


Fondazione Casa della carità “Angelo Abriani”
10, Francesco Brambilla street – 20128 Milano
0039 02259351-

Casa della carità

La Fondazione Casa della carità “Angelo Abriani” accoglie persone fragili e promuove cultura, partendo dalle storie di chi incontra ogni giorno. A volere questo doppio impegno è stato il suo fondatore, il Cardinale Carlo Maria Martini che, nel 2002, ha scelto don Virginio Colmegna come presidente.

Nel 2019, con 4.915.994 di euro, la Fondazione ha aiutato 6.808 persone e promosso 163 iniziative culturali grazie a 22.569 donatori, 103 volontari e 110 tra dipendenti e collaboratori.

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Resta in contatto

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