Starting from 2007, SOS Children’s village provides support for children at risk of losing the care of their biological families who are living at social risk. The family strengthening program shall be realized through the “Advisory centers for parents and children” which operate in the municipalities of Shuto Orizari and Gazi Baba. The aim of the advisory centers is to strengthen the capacities of families to provide high-quality care and protection to their children and to provide intervention support to children and parents in crisis. To fulfill the goal, we work on:
- Facilitating the access to children’s rights for survival and development, protection and inclusion. This includes educational support, nutritional support, insurance of their physical, psycho-social and emotional health and improvement of their living conditions.
- Strengthening of the parental capacities for child protection and care. This includes the development of parental skills and knowledge, thus ensuring the existence of a stable source of resources that will ensure the developmental needs of their children now and in the future, and that will ensure the effective disposition of their resources. With these services, children are supported through their families.
- We influence the systems for support of vulnerable children and their families in the community. The members of the community are supported (relevant service providers or other interested members of the community) to self-organize and be able to develop and maintain their own solutions for the needs of vulnerable children and families. With these services, children are supported through their communities.
The partners and associates of our organization are a precondition for providing effective support to children and their families. The Centers for social work and the municipalities are most important, because with their help we can complete the process of supporting the families at risk. As of today, this program has provided support to more than 281 families and 813 children.
ADVISORY CENTER FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN
29 locale, Indira Gandi Street
tel. +389(0)2 2651 653
RESOURCE CENTER FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN
Nn, Palmiro Toljati Street, 1000 Skopje
Kindergarten 25 Maj-Klon Iskra
tel. +389(0)2 2533 828