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Initiative ARSIS provided emergency services to 35 children and youth during September 2020

29 September 2020

In September, an Initiative for Social Change ARSIS provided emergency services to 35 children and youth. The support, provided by a team of professionals with a vast experience in the protection of children’s rights, focused on three main pillars: Identification of children in street situation, Safe transportation, and Psychological and social support for juveniles in contact with the law.

“I have been staying on the street for about two weeks because none of my relatives would accept me in their home while my stepmother cannot take care of me. I would like to eat and stay in a warm place as I do not have anywhere to live,” said one of the children who is receiving services from ARSIS.

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Award: “Best Practices in Social Service Provision”

The organization Initiative ARSIS has been assessed by the by Partners Albania, on behalf of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Social Protection in Albania, within “Leave No One Behind”, a United Nations Joint Programme supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
The practices were identified through an open application process whereby about 200 public and non-public providers of social care services in all municipalities all over the country, identified through the State Social Services database, were invited to submit their practices related to services for individuals, families and groups in need.
The selection with the third price and one 15 best practices was based upon satisfaction of criteria pre-established by experts involved in the initiative, such as services quality, suitability, innovation, results and impact, sustainability, cooperation with other stakeholders, opportunity for replication in other municipalities.



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