Caritas started from a very simple realization in the streets of Toronto. People suffering from problems and causing problems were superficially either labeled as criminal or pushed into clinic-like treatment facilities. But human beings are much more than a legal subject or a well balanced structure.
If we want to help people in their process toward maturity and responsibility, we must be able to offer them an environment, direction, logic and consistent system of values, a disciplined lifestyle, and profound respect and love during their journey.
This is what we mean when we say that Caritas offers a multidimensional holistic approach to human problems including addiction.
The community and the family must be present in this approach and its process. This process starts from the honesty and humility of accepting the challenge of changing our own direction in life, should the greater respect for human and spiritual values require it.
Our program is a program for everyone who believes that life is a project we have been called to understand, to nurture, to love, to offer. Caritas is a project of love, and it is professional because it respects human beings in its deepest sense.
FATHER GIANNI CARPARELLI – Founder