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As the GAF takes on the mission of responding to problem that generate social exclusion, by actively contributing toward building a more just, equitable, responsible and cooperative social reality, it kept structuring its intervention in such a way as to provide alternatives to the constant challenges that have emerged. While these services have been co-funded by concluding atypical cooperation agreements and protocols with the District Social Security Center, they have been supplemented with different projects both under domestic programs and funding lines and under EU funding.

Adições (Additions) Street Team

What is it?

Funded by the Addictive Behavior and Addiction Intervention Service (SICAD), this project will be based on the philosophy of Reducing Risk and Minimizing Damage (RRMD), with the goal of promoting Health and Citizenship with the target population. The aim consists of intervening in the use of psychoactive substances and in sexual risk behaviors.

The strategic performance bases of said aim shall center on an outreach-based response (Street Team), in terms of both the location and the individual; in the quest for an amoral position relative to target problems; from the standpoint of empowering society and within a systemic and ecological logic, facilitating networking. The end purpose shall be to instill in the individual the sense of searching for information, the mobilization of knowledge/skills, the sense of accountability and the ability to make a conscious/informed decision.


Reduce risks and minimize damage from a problem use of psychoactive substances.

Specific goals

• Improve the quality of the basic conditions of life;

• Promote health, by increasingly adopting safe behaviors;

• Facilitate access to information/training on the safest drug uses;

• Promote the reduction of risk behaviors;

• Lessen the damage caused by drug use and perceived by the families of drug users;

• Improve the quality of socio-affective relations between drug users and their informal support network;

• Provide for referral and the efficient use of resources/formal support organizations.


Given the outlined goals and bearing in mind the reduction of risks and minimizing of damage, the "Adições" (Additions) Street Team provides a set of services, encompassed within different modes of intervention:

• Biopsychosocial support

• Family intervention (upon request and in agreement with the individual);

• Distribution of foodstuffs and clothing;

• Distribution of aseptic consumption material;

• Referral to the network’s socio-health-care structures;

• Health education and promotion.

The patient monitoring process also comprises three stages: reception, needs assessment and intervention.

In terms of reception:

• Analysis and assessment of requests.

With regard to assessment:

• Assessment centered on the Bio-Psycho-Social status.

Regarding intervention:

• Intervention geared toward obtaining or enhancing the ability to obtain goods and resources;

• Intervention focused on using community resources;

• Psychological counseling/monitoring;

• Skills training;

• Education and awareness-raising activities;

• Distribution of aseptic consumption material and information material;

• Monitoring contact;

• Intervention in crisis situations;

• Intervention integrated with other Institutions or Professionals.


• 1 Coordinator

• 1 Senior Social Service Officer

• 1 Psychologist

• 1 Nurse


What is it?

Funded by the Operational Social Inclusion and Employment Program (POISE), the Doequ@l project acts in the spheres of fostering gender equality, citizenship and non-discrimination, preventing and fighting domestic and gender violence as well as preventing and fighting human trafficking.


Develop initiatives as part of differentiated innovative prevention and intervention, which promote the creation of collaborative platforms in fighting the aforementioned problems in this territory.

Specific goals

• Involve the community and stakeholders in the fight against problems set out under the 5th PNPCVDG, the 5th PNI and the 3rd PNCTSH;

• Foster the permanent qualification of professionals providing assistance to victims of domestic violence;

• Expand the response of the structure used for assisting victims of domestic violence and differentiate it in methodological terms;

• Within the local community, keep alive the importance of fighting the various forms of violence set out in the 5th PNPCVDG, the 5th PNI and the 3rd PNCTSH;

• Enhance the response to the challenges posed by stakeholders in terms of raising awareness in this sphere and extending it to groups that have yet to be the subjects thereof;

• Introduce, in the territory, an innovative teaching instrument scientifically validated in terms of preventing dating violence;

• Create a network of officers capable of identifying potential HT (human trafficking) victims in the district.


The Doequ@l project invests in improving the quality of the service provided by the center for assistance to domestic violence victims (the NAVVD). The NAVVD provides social, legal and psychosocial support, while expecting improved quality in terms of swiftness, modes of intervention, the creation of an informal support network, enhanced interinstitutional arrangements with the District Attorney’s Office and a differentiated response in training/vocational integration for victims.

Enhanced awareness initiatives conducted with the community, thus reaching out to new strategic target groups, while expanding addressed topics, constitutes some of the project’s other aspects.

Doequal also fosters the application and scientific validation of a program for preventing dating violence along with the development of a campaign for fighting human trafficking.

Target Group

The project considers initiatives geared to victims of domestic and gender violence, officers involved in this sphere, strategic target groups, educational community and the district’s population in general.


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