É UMA CASA
É UMA CASA Project, Mouraria Housing First was implemented in January 2013, within the framework of the Community Development Plan of Mouraria. The results were so impressively positive that this project began to encompass the parish of Santa Maria Maior. Subsequently, it stepped up and has currently extended to the entire city of Lisbon, with the name of É UMA CASA, Lisboa Housing first.
Chronically homeless people
People for which all existent social and health answers are inadequate
People who are excluded from these facilities and without any kind of monitoring
People who do not embrace and adapt to the solutions available
People in an extreme physical and psychological vulnerability
People with comorbidity
To help eradicate situations of chronic homelessness in Lisbon, through the inclusion of the target group into the community.
Areas of action
City of Lisbon
7 days per week
24h/365 days per year
To provide services geared towards the beneficiary
To facilitate immediate access to permanent housing
To respect personal choices
To promote access to the main social and health facilities of the residential area
To provide an individualized approach in which beneficiaries are the main partners
To assign them a case manager
To perform long-term home monitoring by working on three stages of development: cognitive, relational and organizational
To provide a minimum of 6 visits/month in the housing context
To promote access to different resources in the community
To promote empowerment and reintegration into the community
To give support in the transition from the street to a home
To give psycho-social support
To give psychological support
To mediate health and social facilities in the residential area
To promote an autonomous attitude in daily activities
To give support with daily activities
To provide weekly meetings with all the beneficiaries
To provide medical assessment
To help with drug prescription and administration
To distribute and exchange aseptic material for consumption- Syringe kits, pipe kits and sheets of silver foil
To distribute condoms
To distribute informational material
To educate and raise awareness for consumption practices with lower risks
To give assistance in how to use community resources
To search for house rentals in real estate market
To set up a home
Our assessment confirms the results of Housing First: this is a lower cost solution when compared with Shelter Centers.
It is intended that beneficiaries become active in this project, in their community and alongside political decision makers.
Psychologist, Social Worker, Social Educator, Psychiatrist and Monitor
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