Casa do Menor begins a prevention and education project among children and adolescents of the Sertão region, in the state of Alagoas, with a specific focus on the city of Santana do Ipanema. This is a region of extreme poverty and misery, where family disintegration is due to frequent cases of domestic violence caused by alcohol abuses. The work of Casa do Menor is therefore directed to those children and adolescents who are in situations of social risk, and potential candidates for “the streets”.