Animus Association - La Strada Bulgaria
Since 1998, Animus Association implements the La Strada Programme in Bulgaria. The priority of Animus Association is the development of a Centre for rehabilitation, counselling and psychotherapy for women, adolescents and children survivors of violence. It lobbies for legislation change, as well as for changes to the social and health system with respect to the needs of women, adolescents and children victims and survivors of violence.
Animus/La Strada Bulgaria activities focus on the areas of Information and Lobby; Prevention and Education (with a special emphasis on minors in all its campaigns); and Social (Direct) Assistance (including legal, social, medical and psychological assistance). The organisation runs a Crisis Unit that provides short-term accommodation. Minor survivors of trafficking are included as a target group in the Animus/La Strada Bulgaria campaigns on social assistance and prevention. A new model of work that takes into account their specific age-related needs and trauma experience is also being developed by this organisation. The “Animus” Training Centre disseminates an original model of work based on an in-depth understanding of the trauma from violence.
Address: 85 Ekzarh Yossif St. 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
Tel / Fax: +359 2 938 5205 / 5305 / 5405