Bruno Kreisky Foundation

for Human Rights

Cecily Corti (Austria)

Ms. Cecily Corti, the Chairwoman of the Vinzenz Community St. Stephan, was one of the co-founders of the VinziRast in the Viennese district of Meidling and has been its manager ever since. This institution offers overnight accommodation for 48 individuals who do not meet the criteria for being admitted to other institutions. In 2008, the VinziRast-CortiHouse was inaugurated. Thanks to the contribution of sponsors from the construction industry, it was possible to build 16 flats. In 2010, a sheltered housing facility was opened for homeless individuals suffering from alcoholism. Since 2011, work on the project VinziRast-MITTENDRIN has been ongoing. Ms. Cecily Corti has received several awards for her commitment: amongst these are the Golden Medal for Service to the Republic of Austria and her appointment as Chevalier of the Ordre de la Le?gion d’Honneur.