Mid-Dlam ghad-Dawl (MDD) is one of the leading experts with 25 years of experience in the field of family intervention with prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families. Building on their previous research titled, Locked Out, Families of the Incarcerated, MDD will be integrating supportive housing and therapeutic services to prisoners and their families. The aim is to create a homely domestic and child-friendly environment that supports integration and which emulates real-life scenarios.
The aim of the Foundation is to work for the respect and dignity of prisoners during and after their detention and give support to the families of prisoners and ex-prisoners in the difficulties they face. This specific project would enable us to put into practice our vision for the families of prisoners and provide us with the opportunity to offer a therapeutic centre, where, together with IFT Malta, we are aiming to provide support, professional counselling, and information to families and people in prison.”
The agreement between the Housing Authority and Fondazzjoni Mid-Dlam Ghad-Dawl was signed in 2019. The Design Competition of the residence at Birgu, which will be transformed into a therapeutic residence was won by Openworks Studio.