In Amsterdam 80,000 people are very lonely. Volunteers from De Regenboog Groep make contact and thus break through the loneliness. We don't care what the cause of this loneliness is: poverty, addiction, homelessness, mental health problems or being displaced. We also organize activities so that vulnerable city residents come into contact with previously unknown others.
I work at a bank where I spend a lot of time at a computer. I missed human connection. That's why I became Franka's buddy. She really lives in a very different world from me. I visit her weekly. We went to the community center together a number of times, where she met other residents. She has found a place where she dares to go independently. Franka has really gotten stronger.
That's how we do it!
Below we describe the ways in which we offer the help mentioned above.