Our Team

Employees and volunteers who, day after day, help us to make a difference!

Padre Renato Chiera
President Casa do Menor Brazil

Padre Renato Chiera

Father Renato Chiera, native of Villanova Mondovi, in the province of Cuneo - Piedmont, is the founder of Casa do Menor and president of Casa do Menor Brazil. In 1986, after several years in which he served as a priest in the parish of Miguel Couto, Father Renato decided to bend over the wounds of unloved children and adolescents living in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro and to respond to their cry for help. This way he funded the organization that has just celebrated its 30th anniversary.

A Team Without Borders

The big family of Casa do Menor is mainly divided between Brazil, the country where it has been operating for over 30 years and in which the association gave birth to all the facilities that exist today (ie. family homes, programs for Community support, etc. .) and Italy, the land from which Father Renato Chiera comes. Over the years the structure has, however, grown bigger and bigger and Casa do Menor France has been founded in order to support with the donations coming in from France. Casa do Menor France, organizes events and different fundraising actions on the territory of Monaco, providing an important support to the facilities in Fortaleza. 

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Shelter programs, for children and teenager at social risk, and community development programs, with prevention work in the most vulnerable urban areas of Brazil.

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