On July 25, 2017 the new National Strategy for the Integration of the Homelessness People (ENIPSSA 2017-2023) was published (RCM, nº 107/2017). The new revised policy plan, that was approved by the Portuguese Government, clearly states the promotion of housing solutions for the people who were homeless through programs that support access or maintenance of [...]
Our interviewers visited the House for the Single Mother, Monar-Markot Zopowy. The center provides shelter to woman who have experienced domestic violence, poverty, homelessness and lack of family support. The situation of the Zopowy center is bad. It requires many repairs and additional investment. The center manager, Krzysztof Stankiewicz, is a very open and dedicated [...]
Participation of the Principal Investigator of HOME_EU, José Ornelas from ISPA, as a keynote speaker in the 15th European Congress of Psychology, of the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations, in Amsterdam on Wednesday the 12th July 2017. The keynote speech was entitled «Community Psychology Innovating Social Policies: Researching to End Homelessness».
Interviews with participants from the Social Adaptation Center in Opole “Szansa” (Opportunity) for the homeless families have already started. The research team was very welcome there. The interviewed participants expressed a clear interest in the interview. Furthermore, they told stories of their own lives, which they thought they might be useful to our research. http://www.uni.opole.pl/en
The Principal Investigator of HOME_EU, José Ornelas from ISPA, was invited by the European Federation of Psychologists' Associations - EFPA to present a keynote speech titled «Community Psychology Innovating Social Policies: Researching To End Homelessness» (KEY05). The event will take place in Amsterdam on Wednesday the 12th July 2017 (15:15 - 16:00). Detailed information is [...]
Several partners from HOME_EU project participate in a cross-country research project for mutual learning on the Housing First implementation launched at an international level in 2016. This project assesses the fidelity of a HF program to the core principles of the original HF model, Pathways to Housing, as well as the different adaptations of the [...]
The Housing First Hub Europe website officially launched in the last May 11, 2017 was established by FEANTSA (European Federation of National Organizations Working with Homeless People) and the Y-Foundation (Finland), along with more than 15 partners (Impuls-Radboud University Medical Center – RUMC (Netherlands) and RAIS Fundación (Spain). It is a group of social organizations, [...]
Portuguese Government assumes permanent housing to tackle homelessness.
Our partner from Holland, Impuls -Netherlands Center for Social Care Research, is responsible for the social policy study within the context of the Home_EU project. The main purpose of the Social Policy Study is to provide an analysis of social policies within the EU on the theme of homelessness. In 8 European countries - Ireland, [...]
On the 17th April 2017 the President of the Republic Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa received organizations on Homelessness for a second round of hearings on the National Strategy, and plan the future steps to influence the Portuguese Government to implement a strategy at the national level that reverses Homelessness until 2023.