Associacao Saude Crianca

The ASC is a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and families living in the poorest neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Grounded in the principle that illness is not caused by biological factors alone, ASC aims to break the vicious cycle of poverty and suffering - illness, hospital admission, and subsequent readmission and/or death - by assisting not only the child but his or her entire family as well.

Associacao Saude Crianca
Rua Jardim Botanico 86
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Brazil
55 21 22661446
http://www.saudecrianca.org.br

CEO

Vera Cordeiro

Management Team

Jussara Korngold, Mariana Cruso

Board of Directors

Cristiana Velloso, Vera Cordeiro, Leticia Isnard, Jussara Korngold, Mariana Cruso

Project Leaders

Mariana Velloso

Mission

The ASC is a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and families living in the poorest neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Grounded in the principle that illness is not caused by biological factors alone, ASC aims to break the vicious cycle of poverty and suffering - illness, hospital admission, and subsequent readmission and/or death - by assisting not only the child but his or her entire family as well.

Programs

The Saude Crianca team has developed a family action plan, or FAP (Plano de Acao Familiar) to help the families under its care. The program covers five core areas: Health / Vocational training / Housing / Education / Citizenship As families go through the PAF program, a series of mutual commitments, responsibilities and deadlines are established. While families are taking part in the PAF program, the child's guardian should show up every month at Saude Crianca for an assessment meeting with the professional staff. The family members will also come into Saude Crianca for other reasons: to attend educational talks, take part in courses, obtain guidance on how to repair their homes, get official documents and obtain specialized psychological, psychiatric and nutritional assistance, as well as other social benefits. Our families also receive basic and special foodstuffs, medicines, medical equipment (when required), a water filter, mattresses, clothing, toys, school material, diapers, condoms and other donated items. The families' progress is assessed and recorded and any adjustments deemed necessary are made. One of the program, is the income generation ,Our target is the families from the children benefited by Saude Crianca. The priority is the mothers, because in general they are the responsible for generate income in the families that live below the poverty line. The students are designed to the courses depending on their personal abilities and interests. The final goal is to give independence and to provide that the families have a minimum financial condition after being released of Saude Crianca program (in average the family stays 24 months in attendance). One of the cornerstones of the PAF program is our Income Generation program. We believe that the professionalization of the families is essential for them to achieve the path of social dignity, that's why Saude Crianca created the Professionalization Project.

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