works in emergency situations, going out to people who
have become victims of misfortune and suffering. It is an international
organization dedicated specifically to cities, and in
particular large cities. Its emergency action involves
bringing assistance to marginalized people through primary
care, orientation, and shelter. After this initial care, these
people are directed toward local structures providing long-term
care in order to prepare them for social reintegration.|
The key features of samusocialInternational
are its mobility, its flexibility, its determination to go into
all areas, its versatility, and its network of contacts. It
trains people both in France and abroad in order to find its
way into the active health and social programs in each country.
It provides a framework for the local samusocial organizations
formed under local statutes, but in accordance with its own
charter and methods.
is an non-governmental organization that takes the form
of a federation of local samusocial organizations.