About

Metzineres. Environments of Shelter for Womxn who Use Drugs Surviving Violences is the first integrated harm reduction program from Catalonia exclusively for women. With holistic and individualized scopes tailored to the particularities of anybody, it offers direct and immediate access to flexible proposals in accordance with women´s expectations, disquietudes, curiosities, interests and needs. Throughout an innovatively daring grassroots intervention model, unfolded in Environments of Shelter, sustained by community-based strategies anchored in human rights and gender mainstreaming, that prove reliable, pragmatic, cost-effective, where every woman is a protagonist.

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Environments of shelter

Metzineres is displayed by Environments of Shelter where they may take part and wander in virtue of their demands of wellbeing, circumstances, ambivalences, mutable degrees of involvement and entrust for accompaniment. It is about mitigating possibilities of failure as to avoid revictimization or secondary traumatisation.

The meanwhile

The meanwhile

Environment for healing, training and recovery

The Meanwhile is open to all WUDSV, with a refreshing agenda of training, occupational, cultural and leisure activities. Easing basic needs, giving social health careness and deploying a wide range of choices for self-healing, bonding, wisdom sharing, self-defence, solidarity and mutual support, whilst seeking to enhance technical proficiency and advocacy.

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The plucky

Environment for productivity

The Plucky fosters professional worth, entrepreneurship and job opportunities satisfying to WUDSV that challenge hampering labour markets, stimulates employability with regular steady incomes, and potentiates skills, boosts self-sufficiency, inspires personal growth.

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The cover

Environment for housing

The Cover becomes secure housing that invites serenity, intimacy, rest and protection for WUDSV in situation of homelessness or that have run from home, laying at their will a whole range of therapeutic elements to propitiate stability.

Metrics

Last update: January 1st 2020

Womxn (% from 234)

Cis Woman21391.0%
Transexual woman219.0%
All 234

Old bands (% from 215)

From 20 to 29 years old4219.5%
From 30 to 39 years old7133.0%
From 40 to 49 years old5525.6%
From 50 to 59 years old3616.7%
60 or older104.7%

Vulnerability / exclusion factors (% from 217)

Problems related to drugs15370.5%
Adult over 55 years old2913.4%
Young4721.7%
Migrated8840.6%
Functional diversity177.8%
Racialized3817.5%
LGTBIQ3918.0%
Sexual worker4018.4%
Sex for survival7233.2%
Ranks of mental health10046.1%
Homeless12658.1%
Without cover10950.2%
Imprisonment6228.6%
Others31.4%

Contact site (% from 13731)

Street3652.7%
XADUD6724.9%
Outside activity11798.6%
Telephone9707.1%
"Can trini / La Coberta"2772.0%
"La Vida alegre"959969.9%
Home address410.3%
"Eucaliptus"2842.1%
Social media contact490.4%
Other2952.1%

Foundations (% from 27325)

Food supplement851631.2%
Lunch326211.9%
NSP4641.7%
Shower18906.9%
Washing machine7062.6%
Clothing swap11444.2%
Sleep by day16736.1%
Thelephone/ Internet283710.4%
Transport4201.5%
Condoms1930.7%
Chat / Mutual suport591621.7%
Image16626.1%
Housing5321.9%

Activities (% from 4494)

Workshop139931.1%
Outing1272.8%
DIRD2265.0%
XADUD53711.9%
Assembly52411.7%
Second hand market1353.0%
Activism4018.9%
Network articulation2886.4%
Communitary activity78517.5%
Congress / Session721.6%

Educational intervention (% from 16193)

Counseling / Information7254.5%
Accompaniment3232.0%
Followup660740.8%
Contact with family abd/or partner2681.7%
Addressing violences14388.9%
"ConSumo Cuidado"304818.8%
Conflict resolution3582.2%
Emotional support342621.2%
Approach to sexual work4682.9%

Sanitary intervention (% from 9787)

Anamnesis129513.2%
Consultation300130.7%
Followup467647.8%
Cure6006.1%
Accompaniment750.8%
Urgency981.0%
Domiciliary visit120.1%
Overdose110.1%
Unexpected effects of consumption120.1%

Social work (% from 727)

Initial interview139178.1%
Followup on site13218.2%
Followup on telephone628.5%
Acompaniment638.7%
Follow-up of the case (articulation with other RSS feeds)17824.5%
Domiciliary visit or other places of residence or stay 172.3%
Derivation344.7%
Family contact71.0%
Procedures8411.6%
Employability111.5%

Supervised consumption (% from 2282)

Alcohol 42218.5%
Other140.6%
Energetic drinks190.8%
Benzodiacepine 40.2%
Cannabis 25111.0%
Cocaine 68029.8%
Depo-progevere50.2%
Heroin 40217.6%
Depo-progevere NOT prescribed60.3%
Hormones 60.3%
Methadone 492.1%
Methanphetamines441.9%
Other opiate30.1%
Speed / Amphetamine 522.3%
Speedball1114.9%
Tobacco130.6%
Tropicamida1918.4%
Ube100.4%

Substances and related problems (150 women consumers and 103 with problems)

SubstanceCurrent consumptionProblems related
Alcohol 6627
Antipsicòtics 112
Benzodiacepines 2715
Cannabis 434
Cocaïna esnifada 149
Cocaïna fumada5450
Cocaïna injectada3730
Heroïna esnifada30
Heroïna fumada1412
Heroïna injectada4841
Metadona 2820
Metamfetamines85
Speed / amfetamina155
Speedball1918
Tabac 8640
Tropicamida22

During childhood (% from 42)

Physical aggressions2150.0%
Sexual aggressions1535.7%
Rape614.3%
Psychological aggressions1945.2%
Lgtbi-phobia1228.6%
Other12.4%
Family breakdown2457.1%
Institutionalization614.3%
Criminalització12.4%

Sexual or sex-affective partner (% from 57)

Physical aggressions4986.0%
Sexual aggressions915.8%
Rape58.8%
Psychological aggressions5189.5%
Verbal4680.7%
Environmental3357.9%
Economic2238.6%
Other915.8%
Family breakdown11.8%
Criminalization11.8%
Stigma / discrimination23.5%
Vulnerability confidentiality / intimacy11.8%
Mistreat23.5%
Other11.8%
Security deposit / fine unavailable11.8%
Eviction11.8%

Nearby environment (% from 34)

Physical aggressions1235.3%
Sexual aggressions720.6%
Rape411.8%
Psychological aggressions1338.2%
Verbal1235.3%
Environmental1029.4%
Economic720.6%
Lgtbi-phobia1132.4%

Unknown (% from 26)

Physical aggressions1246.2%
Sexual aggressions623.1%
Rape726.9%
Psychological aggressions623.1%
Environmental623.1%
Economic415.4%
Lgtbi-phobia1038.5%
Other13.8%
Physical13.8%
Sexual13.8%
Rape13.8%

Social care system (% from 31)

Ignoring the demands825.8%
Family intrusion825.8%
Stigma / discrimination2167.7%
Vulnerability confidentiality / intimacy1341.9%
Lgtbi-phobia825.8%
Not supporting idiomatic barriers619.4%
Other26.5%

Health care system (% from 32)

Ignoring the demands825.0%
Family intrusion13.1%
Stigma / discrimination1959.4%
Vulnerability confidentiality / intimacy1134.4%
Mistreat26.2%
Lgtbi-phobia825.0%
Not supporting idiomatic barriers412.5%
Other412.5%

Judicial system (% from 21)

Preventive prison4.8%
Security deposit / fine unavailable28.6%
Disproportionate condemnation47.6%
Multiple short jails28.6%
False conviction14.3%
Stigma / discrimination38.1%
Inadequate defense28.6%
Lgtbi-phobia4.8%
Other9.5%

Police system (% from 14)

Ignoring the demands838.1%
Physical428.6%
Sexual214.3%
Psychological535.7%
Harassment535.7%
Economic17.1%
Access to treatment as a form of coercion17.1%
Lgtbi-phobia17.1%
Eviction321.4%
Other321.4%

Penitentiary system (% from 14)

Isolation642.9%
321.4%
Scatter214.3%
Barriers to PMM access214.3%
Indigence in prison428.6%
Withdrawal of custody due to imprisonment214.3%
Denial of permits and penitentiary benefits321.4%
Threats and / or coercion by officials428.6%
Torture or vexing treatment214.3%
Rape17.1%
Other321.4%

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The transcendence of the almost 40 daily accompaniments undertaken by Metzineres, committing to heart warmth the wellbeing of more than 220 brave women, currently participating in the project, has shown along the two years of implementation, extraordinary results, exceeding our best expectations.

Despite the broad commitment of all of us in Metzineres, the countless alliances linked to the social and solidarity economy as well as the multiple visits from around the world to get to know our approach model, the lack of funding and infrastructure endanger put at risk our Shelter Environments.

For these reasons we call on institutions, philanthropic communities, entities, companies, movements and individuals with whom we share common ideals and objectives, to show their support and solidarity, willing to activate support within networks that may guarantee the sustainability of Metzineres.

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