On 1 January 2018 we launched Project Refugee Assistance Malta, our new project being implemented with JRS Malta.
The main aim of Project Refugee Assistance Malta is to ensure that refugees and asylum seekers are able to live a dignified life in Malta, where their immediate needs are promptly identified and met and where they enjoy access to their rights and opportunities.
Through our years of work with refugees and mainstream service-providers, aditus foundation and JRS Malta are acutely aware of the challenges faced by Malta in securing such basic needs and access to rights/opportunities
The project will offer refugees and asylum-seekers direct interventions to secure their basic needs, as well assistance with effective referrals to those mainstream providers that are able to better meet refugee needs.
Lawyers, social workers, psychologists and other professionals from the aditus and JRS Malta teams will offer refugees a coordinated service approach composed of personalised information and guidance on how to access rights and mainstream services, and individual legal and/or psycho-social measures where required.
In addition, we will also offer support in overcoming the obstacles they face when seeking to secure stable and regular employment.
Vulnerable or at risk individuals, such as refugee women and refugees with mental health issues, will receive specialised attention in order to ensure their specific needs are promptly identified and met.
Clients may avail themselves of these services in a number of different ways, which include:
- weekly drop-in at aditus or JRS offices;
- referrals from other NGOs;
- referrals from public entities; and
- referrals from other refugees/individuals.
We will be soon disseminating information on referral possibilities, but if you want more information get in touch with us right away!