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Network of institutions and professionals to support prisoners’ families

Asociación Hestia
Hestia Association is made up of professionals in psychosocial and educational intervention and research. Their main projects focus on the promotion of Positive Parenting, Family Preservation, the fight against school dropout and the promotion of equality and social integration. Among their work, it’s worth highlighting the projects conducted within the prison systems of Gran Canaria and Lanzarote islands. The main programme called "Padres y madres sin barreras" is a project that nourishes the relationship between incarcerated parents and their children and families through group, family and community-based activities. This programme is evidence-based and follows proven methodology, benefiting both the incarcerated parents and their families. Hestia Association also runs two Social Theatre workshops with inmates, organizing plays based on their experiences, which are performed in and outside prisons.
AAT – ASSOCIACIÓ D’ACOLLIDA I ACCIÓ TERAPÈUTICA
AAT is dedicated to helping people with addictions through treatment and support programmes and services, including an individual treatment programme for young inmates at the La Roca del Vallès Correctional Centre (Barcelona). 
Amigos Contra la Droga, Avilés (ACD Avilés)
Day center, addiction treatment and counseling for family members. Coordination with prison. Offenders regarding Article 182 and those with suspended sentences are admitted
SOLIDARIOS para el Desarrollo
Since 1987, SOLIDARIOS have been developing activities combining culture and volunteering. Every week we organize "Culture Classrooms" and bring people from the world of literature, music, journalism, sport, etc. to prisons. Volunteers promote and participate in these cultural activities that act as an ‘excuse’ to engage in more face-to-face contact with other inmates, as well as creating spaces for reflection and mutual enrichment. We also work in the Third Degree and with the prisoner’s families, as we understand that they are an important part of the process of reintegrating into society.
HIPRIFAM
Psychological Care Unit for Children of People in Prison and their Families. Free care for children of people in prison and their families. We advise and support through telephone contact, online (WhatsApp, social networks, or video conference) or in person, nationwide. It belongs to the Care Service of the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Salamanca.
FUNDACION ERGUETE-INTEGRACION
We work with people deprived of liberty so that they can acquire and complete their training, development and professional skills. In closed prison facilities and social integration centres in Vigo and A Coruña. Some of the services are: Occupational training and non-labour professional internships. Community services: preparation and implementation, by the participant, of a solidarity service that responds to the needs of the community. Heat and café service: a place for the meeting and welcoming of people with drug addictions in a situation of social emergency and for people in situations of severe social exclusion. 
NOESSO
The Noesso Association is dedicated to the social inclusion of young people, addiction treatment and the integration of people at risk of social exclusion into the job market. 
FUNDACIÓN EMET
ASFEDRO
An intervention program in the Teixeiro prison where we help, give information and support the rights of the families regarding the functioning and access to the prison environment. They are also informed of the release process, leaves and entries into prisons and the emotional accompaniment available to them.
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PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT
SOCIAL SUPPORT
ACCOMPANIMENTS AT OCAÑA I AND OCAÑA II PRISONS
HARM REDUCTION
PREVENTION
PRISON LEAVE
Fundación Psicología Sin Fronteras
Our foundation encompasses a large range of psychological fields that can help the families of people in prison. In the clinical sector, we possess a mediation team that can assist with family conflict management. We also have a wide range of programs in the psychology field, including mental health care services, making therapy accessible for everyone. Not only do we conduct them in our clinical centres, but we can also go to the patient's home to conduct therapies, on request, thus reaching the whole community. In the sector of legal psychology, we have a team that works within both the closed and open regimes in prisons, conducting therapy, accompaniments and connecting external mental health networks with people in prison that suffer from some form of Serious Mental Disorder.
Fundación Canaria Yrichen
Since 2012, Yrichen has managed the Therapeutic Community of the Las Palmas Penitentiary Centre II. We assist not only the incarcerated individuals, but also any family member that wants to benefit from our services. Simultaneously, at Yrichen’s headquarters in the Telde municipality, we offer a weekly session named “Time for families” in which family members of people in prison come together to share their experiences. 
Asociación Ariadna
O Companheiro
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O Companheiro aims to promote normative lifestyles, training and residence, and to implement citizenship in ex-prisoners, prisoners and their families. It also aims to demystify the prejudices that impede the proper integration of ex-prisoners and prisoners, to enable ex-prisoners and prisoners to re-establish family ties, to integrate ex-prisoners into the socio-professional context and to prevent recidivism.
Casa da Criança de Tires
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Casa da Criança de Tires is an IPSS that works to promote and protect the rights of all children, children of imprisoned parents and children who are victims of any kind of maltreatment, with a viwe to their physical and psychological recovery, taking care of all the conditions for their protection and promotion of their safety, health, training, education, well-being and development.
Associação Diáspora sem Fronteiras
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Associação Diáspora sem Fronteiras focuses a lot on migration issues mainly providing advice on regularisation, access to health, education and housing. Nowadays, they have developed this part in relation to migration, peace education and political education. They also have an international network of partners and are commited to thinking about the contributions they can make at a public policy level. They always think in terms of the vulnerability of territories, understanding that these are the ones that need special attention.
Confiar – Associação de Reinserção Social
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Confiar's aim is to promote the prevention of criminal behaviour in order to improve the integration and social reintegration of young people, and people deprived of their freedom.

CASPAE – Centro de Apoio Social
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CASPAE is an IPSS founded in 2000 in Coimbra, whose mission is to promote social responses, personal development and well-being, with the aim of integrating individuals into society.
EPANODOS
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EPANODOS is a non-profit Legal Entity of Private Law supervised by Greek Ministry for Citizen Protection . It is the first, as well as the sole, official agency providing ex-prisoners with “after-care” services to be established in Greece. According to its founding act (Presidential Decree No. 300/2003), it aims at “prisoners and ex-prisoners’ vocational support, as well as at the preparation and promotion of their social reintegration in a broad sense”., EPANODOS has been established in order to facilitate and support any effort towards the social and vocational reintegration of former inmates of correctional facilities. EPANODOS’s activities also include the preparation for, and the support of, the social reintegration of adult and juvenile ex-prisoners, as well as the promotion of their employability. In this direction, EPANODOS provides people released from prison with psychosocial, legal and vocational counseling and support.
ARSIS – Association for the Social Support of Youth
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ARSIS – Association for the Social Support of Youth is a Non Governmental Organization, specializing in the social support of youth that are in difficulty or danger and in the advocacy of their rights. The main target is the prevention of youth marginalisation, the elaboration of policies which defend youth rights and the active social support towards disadvantaged young people. ARSIS was established in 1992 and since then it operates in Athens, Thessaloniki, Volos, Alexandroupoli, Kozani and Tirana due to the active participation of members, volunteers and young people.

Freedom Gate Greece
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"Freedom Gate Greece" was founded in June of 2012 with a goal of fighting every form of social exclusion as well as promoting the psychosocial support of vulnerable groups. Its actions focus on the support of prisoners’ familiar environment with special care to underage children of the family, on rehabilitation programs for juvenile offenders, on support programs for incarcerated parents and on research. Having already developed connections with organisations such as Eurochips (European network for children with imprisoned parents in which we are members) and Eurochild (in which they are also members), which have great experience in similar actions, they have designed their interventions using evidence-based practices, adjusted to Greek reality.

Onisimos
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"Freedom Gate Greece" was founded in June of 2012 with a goal of fighting every form of social exclusion as well as promoting the psychosocial support of vulnerable groups. Its actions focus on the support of prisoners’ familiar environment with special care to underage children of the family, on rehabilitation programs for juvenile offenders, on support programs for incarcerated parents and on research. Having already developed connections with organisations such as Eurochips (European network for children with imprisoned parents in which we are members) and Eurochild (in which they are also members), which have great experience in similar actions, they have designed their interventions using evidence-based practices, adjusted to Greek reality.

Mental Health for Romania – Sănătate Mintală pentru România
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We want to increase mental health awareness and fight the stigma against mental health conditions, primarily through educating the youth.We want to improve the access to mental health services for as many people as possible, as well as to create a community centred around mutual understanding and support.
Asociația Curcubeul Cunoașterii
Established in 2013 under the name of the Rainbow of Knowledge Association, the Rainbow of Knowledge Day Centre for Parents and Children Counselling meets the needs of the community of Medgidia and the neighbouring towns to combat exclusion of any kind, with specialized and personalized psychological and psychotherapeutic counselling services offered to children and their families who may be at risk of social exclusion. Major risks can be generated by medical diagnoses, psychological difficulties not treated in time, educational deficiencies and poverty.
Fundația Stânca Veacurilor
It supports educational and social assistance programmes in prisons for the social reintegration of prisoners into society and the prevention of their recidivism.
Fundația SVASTA
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The Foundation's projects have from the beginning been oriented to education. The target group of these projects is defined according to predominantly social criteria, being mainly children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and families, with limited opportunities to continue their education, but who have demonstrated that they want to learn.
ASOCIAȚIA EUROPEANĂ A IMPLEMENTĂRII SI APĂRĂRIII DREPTURILOR OMULUI - THEMIS
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Fundația Română pentru Copii, Comunitate și Familie
The Romanian Foundation for Children, Community and Family was born in 1998 with the aim to prevent child abandonment and to support institutionalized children to learn skills that will enable them to live an independent life, The Romanian Foundation for Children, Community and Family was born in 1998 with the aim to prevent child abandonment and to support institutionalized children to learn skills that will enable them to live an independent life. Through our programmes, we focus on preventing early school leaving, because those children who do not finish compulsory education cannot qualify professionally and cannot get out of the circle of poverty.
Verein Bremische Straffälligenbetreuung (VBS)
Freiwilligen Agentur Bremen
Freie Hilfe Berlin
KvI Netzwerk, KvI Netzwerk Angebote für Kinder von Inhaftierten
Bremer Erwerbslosenverband
Hoppenbank e.V.
BeBeE- Ombudschaft in der Kinder- und Jugendhilfe im Land Bremen
GISBU mbH Gesellschaft für integrative soziale Beratung und Unterstützung
Solidarische Hilfe