16+ CENTRE FOR SOCIAL
The Centre for Social Rehabilitation and Integration 16+
Еxists since 2014 and it directly continues the work of 16+ Youth Day Care Centre.
We offer a variety of services, aiming to provide inclusive, accepting environment that stimulates the individual development. It is our mission to help children, young people and families at risk of social exclusion to build themselves an independent and adequate life. Our clients benefit from social-psychological consultations after planning a program for social inclusion and acquiring social skills, taking into account the specific needs of every individual seeking our help.
These people can also use Speech therapy, psychological aid, physical rehabilitation, legal and juridical consultation, as well as informal educational programs for the children.
Crisis Centre Faith, Hope and Love
The Alliance for Children and Youth has been running the Faith, Hope and Love Crisis Centre service in Sofia since December 2012. The Centre has a capacity to accommodate 22 children. The following is provided as part of the service: Shelter and Protection; Meeting the basic needs of a child: food, clothing and footwear, sanitation and hygiene services; Healthcare – prevention and medical treatment; Psychological support /using external consultants and treatment if necessary/, Psychological support /both individual and group activities/, psychomotor development activities; Crisis Intervention; Providing support for school studies, career guidance and motivation; Enrolment and reintegration in the respective school grade; Providing support with the school subjects and exam preparation; Cooperating with the pedagogues, the pedagogical counselors and the psychologists at the respective schools where the children are enrolled; Training programmes for the school clubs: Music, Arts, Computer Club and extracurricular activities for the schoolchildren; Working with the families of the children and with other adults who are important in children’s lives.
Faith, Hope and Love Centre for Street Children
The Faith, Hope and Love Centre was established in 1995 by the Free and Democratic Bulgaria Foundation and the British charity organisation ChildHope UK.
The Centre for Street Children started functioning in 2009 as a continuation of the Faith, Hope and Love Centre. For six years the Centre has worked with over 250 children and their care-givers. The Centre offers social services in the community in the form of day care. The program of Centre for work with children on the street includes: social street work, responding to children’s basic needs – food, clothes and shoes appropriate for the season, sanitary-hygienic needs, providing health and dental services, social services for mending and strengthening ties between children and their families, psychological support, educational support and programs, rehabilitation programs, family counseling and support, administrative services.
Community Support Centre for Children and Families at Risk
In the 2011–2013 period, the Centre worked with and provided support to more than 140 children and over 90 families.
The service covered the following activities:
Identifying and studying the needs of children at risk and their families;
Prevention of deviant child behaviour and working with children of deviant behaviour; Family counseling and support;
Prevention of violence;
Self-support group for young mothers and pregnant women;
Training on skills for an independent life and social integration;
Escorting children to school.
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10 June 2016
29 March 2016
2 March 2016