The Siloé Association was born in 1994 to respond to a social need detected in the penitentiary center of Palma de Mallorca, where many prisoners with AIDS were condemned to die in prison, despite the existence of an article in the Penal Code authorising the release of these people when they are in a terminal phase of the disease.
Initially, a host house with capacity for 6 users was managed in the Jonquet neighborhood of Palma, to provide palliative care so that they could live and die with dignity. In the year 2000, this house was moved to Santa Eugenia, increasing the capacity to accommodate 10 people and in-residence.
The chronicity of the disease and the current medical and pharmacological advances, have moved us to a context in which providing a roof, food, medication and clothing to the people we host is not enough, since all of them present other socio-health needs, which although not considered basic, are necessary to achieve a full bio-psycho-social well-being.
Faced with this reality, the entity opted to implement other actions beyond welfare assistance, with a socio-educational and therapeutic aspect, aimed at improving the quality of life, integration, training and the promotion of the personal autonomy of the people hosted, all of them in a situation of disability and serious risk of social exclusion, thus offering comprehensive and continuous care. To this day, Siloé also develops a civic action in favor of the affected group with the aim of promoting social understanding, coexistence, respect for diversity and their integration in the community, all this through networking with other social entities and with specific actions of information and prevention.