Ine Spuls, Coordinator Villa Bedreivigheid
Ine has started ‘The Villa in the Achterhoek’ as a result of a question by home-and homeless people. The neglected state of the Villa and its immense overgrown garden was the starting point of ‘ Villa Bedreivigheid ‘. The Villa is run by addicts, people with debts and/or mental illnesses. The Villa fortunes run parallel with the possibilities and impossibilities of its occupants and visitors. The Villa does not adhere to an official concept of care, but has its own, unique, working philosophy. The result is a feeling of ownership. The inhabitants organize their own help, become their own mentors and are their own employees.