European Regional Development Fund
Together is way out from addiction!
This project is the biggest cross-border cooperation of the Slovakian Hope non-profit organization and the Hungarian Stop Group Foundation. We live in completely different environments, but for common mission: resocialization of addicted people. After more than 20 years we gathered a lot of experience to change and share.
As the main goal we have defined the legal claim of therapeutic community, because after medical care addicted people need for their recovery a long-term personal development in a supporting group. The second objective was to strengthen the cooperation in this special field, develop the therapeutic infrastructure and reduce the overload of professionals.
To reach these sustainable objectives we have made firstly a 5-day study visit for experts and a 2-day study visit for our clients - people addicted to alcohol, drugs, gambling and their family – to experience the partners life and change good practice.
We have introduced 8 courses for our target group on the both sides of the border: English, Hungarian and Slovak language course, cooking course, rural works, office assistant, law and undertaking, conflict management and self-knowledge course. Our goal was to raise chances of our clients for their recovery and reintegration.
In our preventive campaign we have involved experts and institutions working on the field of drug prevention and treatment of addicted people on 5 - 5 expert roundtable discussions furthermore teachers and students on 20 - 20 preventive lectures in grammar and high schools. We combined the competency of our experts and the personal experience of our recovering addicted clients.
From the project budget we have significantly developed our infrastructure: we have bought musical instruments, work safety equipment, office and education equipment, electronic equipment, books, sports equipment and a small tractor. We have produced a new website, 2 information brochures and a documentary film titled “Our mission”.
As the most expensive activity we have reconstructed and old 367 sq m boiler house into a multipurpose sports and leisure centre creating space for sport, prevention and therapeutic events. The centre will be available for the students and residents of the town.
A total of 58 professional events involving 193 organisations took place under the project. In all, 2 232 people took part in the events, of whom 1 062 were women and 93 were from marginalised groups.
“I think the main message of our project is that together is everything possible. For two civil organizations was the implementation and the financing a hard nut, but we constantly had to be focused on our goal and our mission. The slogan Building partnership is also true for our project. We established valuable relationships with experts, schools, civil organizations, recovering addicts and their family as well we could share and learn useful know-how. It was a really colorful project.” - dr. David Szőcs, project coordinator of Nádej - Reménység, n.o.
Nádej - Reménység, n.o.
94621 Veľké Kosihy Hlavná 196
Megálló Csoport Alapítvány Szenvedélybetegségekért
1084 Budapest, József utca 49.
Locations of investment
Hlavná 196, 946 21 Veľké Kosihy