My mother’s words were my first inspiration to start a non profit…

“It is you, Veronica.” You who will tell the story. You have always been the strong one. It is you who will end the cycle of abuse in this family. It is you who will bring it to light, make it public. It is you who will heal all of us.”

Inspiring and helping others through my own experience has become so important to me, that I started a NON PROFIT to fight domestic violence in Italy.  My mission is to create a network to help, educate and give a second chance to all victims of violence, abuse and stalking. The first “Silvana Mangano Center”, named in honor of my mother has opened in May of 2011 in Formia.

The statistics are staggering and hard to believe

1 in 6 women is a victim of rape in the US
1 in 3 women in Italy
1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before the age of 18 in the US
1 in 3 girls and 1 in 7 boys in Italy.

54% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police in the US
98% is not reported in Italy

These women and children need our help and our team is there to help them.

Centro Silvana Mangano

Piazza Mercato 3 Formia  04023

347 345 6429

Meet the Team

Leonarda Aceto
Psicologa-Psicoterapeuta e Servizio Pazienti




Veronica de Laurentiis





Ivan Kavalsky
Vice Presidente
Pasquale Esposito





Our goal is to open  SILVANA MANGANO CENTERS  in small Italian villages with no resources, where old mentalities and gender discrimination still control victims of violence. These centers will help victims break the silence, start the healing process and claim their lives.

 Our goals for the future is to open SILVANA MANGANO SHELTERS


We are currently working on our first fund raiser.

If you want to help raise money please contact me at

To help a woman claim her life please make a donation to Associazione Veronica De Laurentiis ONLUS and deposit at:


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