Assisted Living celebrates one year of existence

The Assisted Living project celebrated its first anniversary on Tuesday, 15 March. The two-year pilot project Assisted Living opened its doors on 15 March 2021. Vulnerable young people between the ages of 16 and 23 who have been in the long-term care process at Youth Care and need housing and extra supervision to make the step to adulthood stay in a shared home. 

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Assisted living has room for 10 young people. Between March 2021 and February 2022, there was an influx of 8 young people, 1 of whom was a crisis placement.  The young people follow a guidance programme through a phased structure, the so-called ACA method (Guiding, Coaching and Advising).

Supported Living cooperates with various aid organisations within the social chain in order to provide tailor-made assistance to the young people. Solange Martilia, supported living coordinator: "The cooperation with other aid organisations plays an important role in the process of independence of the young people. Each professional contributes his or her own expertise. Without each other, the cooperation within the chain, it would not have been possible to make the first year of Assisted Living a success. We are grateful for the good cooperation with our chain partners and look forward to a fruitful collaboration in the future."

"The agreement signed on 11 March between Fundashon Cas Bonairiano (FCB) and VWS (Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport) is an important development for Supported Living when it comes to being able to provide through-flow housing for our young people at the end of the counselling process," said Solange.