Today, the ancientHospedaria dos Imigranteshouses the Brotherhood of Hope that every day welcomes 1200 men coming from the street, the so calledmoradores de rua. They are young people and adults in need because they do not have a house, a family or a job, or struggling with drug or alcohol problems and searching for an opportunity and a new outlook on life.
The Arsenal of Hope welcomes them with both their burdens and ambitions.. It offers to everyone a clean bed, a decent meal and all the necessary for their personal hygiene, besides social and medical care.
Whoever wants to “go one step further” can also join literacy teaching and art classes, job training courses, self-help groups for alcoholics and drug addicts and sport activities. The Arsenal also provides a library and a bazar, always with the aim of restoring individual dignity, self-esteem and autonomy.