This is from the great blog Italian Cycling Journal People like this very rarely get the exposure they deserve so I’m doing my bit to help. The San Patrignano story is an unusual one. San Patrignano is, first, a community that welcomes all young men and women who have serious drug abuse problems, regardless of ideology, social background, or religion, and completely free of charge, accepting no payment or funding from their families or the Italian government. Since 1978, San Patrignano has taken in over 18,000 people, offering them a home, health care, legal assistance, and the opportunity to study, learn a job, change their lives, and regain their status as full members of society.
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To learn more visit the San Patrignano website: http://www.sanpatrignano.org/?q=en