Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness and Addiction in Mongolia
future | REINTEGRATIon PROGRAM 2020
Preparing homeless people for a stable return to society after successfully undergoing alcohol rehabilitation.
...suddenly they were on their own again, lacking a healthy community and a reliable, suitable job. Even a suitable place to live could not be found...
To rebuild a life back in society as homeless person is incredibly hard and the support needed after alcohol rehabilitation is basically nonexistent. Rehab centres are indispensable as a first step towards recovery but in most cases these don't offer guests sufficient preparation or opportunities for a life outside of the centre. Too often we see people after rehabilitation and returning back in society, relapse heavily into their addiction; ending up back on the street again. On top of this, many guests in the centers linger on for years because they see no future for themselves outside the center. This in turn reduces the number of new guests who are able to be admitted for treatment. We believe that many of those relapsing could be kept from doing so with a better preparation trajectory plan following rehabilitation, to better prepare for their successful return to society. We want to offer this support at the start of a reintegration program with certain essential elements: an alcohol-free living community with rental accommodations, work placement through partnering with trusted entrepreneurs and the start-up of small businesses; all of these, along with regular training for personal recovery and growth.
Creating a healthy living and working environment, contributing to a faster flow in addiction care centers and offering a healthy perspective on reintegration into society.
would you Support us?
Much is needed to realize these plans, (purchase of land, construction costs for living units and workshop) and we need your help! One need is for our own office and garage for the drop-in bus. Until now our bus has been parked at a partnering organization on the outskirts of the city. We use an office that is too small that is in yet another part of the city. This situation is really not sustainable for long!
EO Metterdaad, a TV broadcasting company from The Netherlands heard our call for help and traveled all the way to Mongolia to film our project to help raise funds to achieve this. Watch the programs here online (still only in Dutch).
We are still quite far from meeting the total need. Would you consider contributing towards our cause to help the homeless addicted people in Ulaanbaatar to have a better future?