– Roma family work project
Roma Family work project is funded by Stea and managed by Romano Missio. Operating time is 3,5 years and its operating area is Helsinki, Vantaa and Espoo. The project employs four people from Roma backgrounds.
The aim of the project is to develop a family work model that best supports Roma families. The model is compiled in a manual that is distributed to operators in the field. Development work is done by doing family work in families and collecting information on the effects and results of the action.
The families that we work with have same problems as any other families: challenges in day-to-day management, in schooling for children, in parenting skills and also in substance abuse issues.
The aim of working is
– supporting parenthood
– supporting schooling
– strengthening the confidence of families in social services
– increasing Roma inclusion and equality and preventing exclusion
Through family work, we have been able to reduce the number of child protection announcements and and the need for children’s substitute care.
– Nuorten vuoro -project (Youth`s turn) 2018-2021
Young Roma people aged 13-29 in Helsinki, Vantaa and Espoo.
Other target groups include authorities and other special youth workers, youth leaders, and the Roma community, with whom they work closely together.
Youth are met where they spend time, for example, in shopping centers and in train stations.
Terne Apre organizes three small-groups per year for young Roma people, in which subjects and themes are based on the interest’s and needs of the participants. Each small group lasts about three months and are arranged in different places around Helsinki, Vantaa and Espoo.
One part of the work is to train authorities, youth workers, polices and security to meet Roma children and in issues related to Roma culture.
AIM OF THE PROJECT
• Encountering, advising and helping the Roma youngsters on the streets.
• Increasing the inclusion of Roma youth in youth services.
• Prevention of harmful survival measures.
• Strengthening a positive Roma identity.
• Directing Roma youth into good hobbies and studying.
The project is funded by STEA.
The project is managed by Romano Missio Ry, the oldest Roma organization in Finland, founded in 1906.
Coordinator: Mertsi Berg.
050 4646 525, firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth-leader: Angelica Vironen.
050 5954 638, email@example.com
Youth-leader: Jari Faltin.
050 5720 913, firstname.lastname@example.org