During their stay in the hotels, participants are supported and guided by social organisations, with each person paying a rent of €15 per night for bed and breakfast to stimulate self-sufficiency.
What is Amsterdam’s GiveMe5 project?
In the GiveMe5.world project, hotels open up five rooms (or 1% of their total occupancy) for economically homeless people. A stay of three to six months (including breakfast) allows them to recover from life on the streets and move on to work and housing. During their stay in the hotels, the participants are supported and guided by social organisations such as De Regenboog Groep. Each participant pays a rent of €15 per night to stimulate self-sufficiency. GiveMe5 is a project that combines the power of the hospitality world with the expertise of social initiatives to make a positive impact in the lives of economically homeless people.
Who are the participants?
The participants of GiveMe5 are economically homeless people; those who lost their home due to purely financial and personal circumstances such as a divorce, bankruptcy or everything at once.
They don’t earn enough to buy a house or live in the free sector and have mostly not been registered long enough to be eligible for social housing.
The longer these people are on the streets, the more likely they are to develop additional problems such as addiction. Hence the aim to get them back on their feet as soon as possible!
GIVEME5 GOALS: CAN YOU HELP?
Our ambition is to scale up to 30 participating hotels and get 300 economically homeless people off the streets within 12 months. This number is based on the 300 people in Amsterdam alone that are currently waiting for housing.