Was founded in 1995 under the patronage of the Latin Apostolic Diocese in Syria. Al-Safina is a brotherly community helping people with mental handicap by believing in them and their ability to have a productive role in society.
In the heart of old Damascus, under mount Kassioun
Where all religions meet
In a house embellished with designs reflecting the values of all religions
The church – Community reunion (community reunions are full of joy, sharing and prayer)
Al-Safina consists today of three sections: 1-The House (Foyer) : welcomes on a permanent basis persons left at psychiatric hospitals or persons who have no parent and are rejected by society. 2- The Workshops : * Awakening workshop * Productive workshops : Recycling paper - making soap boxes (packaging soaps). 3- Family Support Section : helps families having a handicapped child to overcome their difficulties. 4- Medical team : to follow up all cases.