É UMA RUA, West Lisbon and East Lisbon

We support people who use legal and illegal substances and who are in a vulnerable situation in the city of Lisbon.
Since 2009, both our outreach teams have been acting with vulnerable populations, within the city of Lisbon, in line with the Harm Reduction philosophy. These teams work in close proximity with the target groups and the community.

Financing Partners

Target Group

Drug users
Alcohol consumers
Car parking attendants
Homeless people
Sex workers

Our Missions

To promote public and individual health, by primarily acting around Minimization of Harm and Reduction of Risks which are associated with the consumption of psychoactive substances.

To promote Human and Citizenship Rights, encouraging responsible and autonomous attitudes.

É UMA RUA, East Lisbon

Areas of action

Ajuda
Alcântara
Alvalade
Avenidas Novas
Belém
Benfica

Campo de Ourique
Campolide
Carnide
Estrela
Lumiar
Misericórdia

Santa Clara
Santa Maria Maior
Santo António
São Domingos de Benfica

Ajuda

Alcântara

Alvalade

Avenidas Novas

Belém

Benfica

Campo de Ourique

Campolide

Carnide

Estrela

Lumber

Misericórdia

Santa Clara

Santa Maria Maior

Santo António

São Domingos de Benfica

Daily Routes

There are specific daily routes which encompass all the parishes of Lisbon on a weekly basis. Our teams act daily on the main neighborhoods and places of consumption and drug trafficking in East Lisbon: Casal Ventoso, Bairro da Cruz Vermelha e Portas de Benfica.

Working Hours

Mon-Fri from 9am to 6pm

É UMA RUA, West Lisbon

 

Areas of action

 

Alvalade
Areeiro
Arroios
Beato

Marvila
Olivais
Parque das Nações
Penha de França

Santa Maria Maior
São Vicente

Alvalade

Areeiro

Arroios

Beato

Marvila

Olivais

Parque das Nações

Penha de França

Santa Maria Maior

São Vicente

Daily Routes

There are specific daily routes which encompass all the parishes of Lisbon on a weekly basis. Our teams act daily on the main neighborhoods and places of consumption and drug trafficking in West Lisbon: Igreja dos Anjos, Jardim Constantino, Regueirão dos Anjos), Mouraria, Xabregas.

Working Hours

Mon-Fri from 9am to 6pm
Tue also from 8pm to midnight
Sat from noon to 5pm

Methodology

Harm Reduction

Promoting public and pesonal health

Proximity approach

Individual approach

Establishing relationships

Promotion of trust

Direct approach

Promoting an autonomous attitude

Sites covered on foot

Meeting people at places of consumption

Consideration of cultural and ecological factors

Using apropriate language with the target group

Activities

Sociographic characterization of target population

Distribution and exchange of aseptic material for consumption

Syringe Exchange Program

Pipe Kits

Sheets of silver foil

Distribution of condoms

Distribution of informational material

Education and sensitization to practices of consumption with less risks

Psycho-social support

Psychological support

Medical observation and assessment

General practice

Psychiatry

Medical and nursing care

Support with the intake of prescription drugs

Maintain close communication with partner instituitions

Referral to health and treatment facilities

Referral of target population for screening of infectious diseases

Referral of target population to instituitions of social support

Transport, mediation and monitoring of different health and social support facilities

Collecting of syringes found in places of consumption

Promotion of cleaning habits in neighborhood’s of drug consumption

Testimonials

"You go where no one else goes."

LGA

"I think you have saved lives because for example there were cases here of people who were really not well and Raquel and her colleagues are always on top of things and they also feel the rhythm of this small cosmos. I think it’s very important that they’re in contact, I also think it’s very important that they distribute syringes and foil for people to smoke."

JS

"It was them who directed me to the shelter where I am sleeping today, if it weren’t for them I would be sleeping in the cold, in the rain among the critters. And they were the ones that showed me the way, the right place for me to sleep every day."

CF

"They helped me get my citizen card and are helping me get into rehab, to get my life back a bit. Because I had been using drugs for many years and I’ve known the Outreach team for a while, and at the moment I went to them for help and I am starting a new stage, I took care of my citizen card and I really want to go to rehab with their help and I will really like that and it will be good."

MC

"They took me off the street, put me into rehab where I found myself again and have the joy of life again because a little longer and I’d be in jail or it would be death really and I owe them…and that is the respect I have for them and for the work they do, it’s like I said: it’s priceless, it’s really priceless."

AM

Technical Team

Psychologists, Social Worker, Nurse and Psychiatrist

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