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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: December 1st 2019

Womxn (% from 227)

Cis Woman20891.6%
Transexual woman198.4%
All 227

Old bands (% from 211)

From 20 to 29 years old4119.4%
From 30 to 39 years old6832.2%
From 40 to 49 years old5526.1%
From 50 to 59 years old3617.1%
60 or older104.7%

Vulnerability / exclusion factors (% from 214)

Problems related to drugs15371.5%
Adult over 55 years old2913.6%
Young4521.0%
Migrated8740.7%
Functional diversity177.9%
Racialized3717.3%
LGTBIQ3616.8%
Sexual worker3817.8%
Sex for survival7032.7%
Ranks of mental health9946.3%
Homeless12457.9%
Without cover10850.5%
Imprisonment6028.0%
Others31.4%

Contact site (% from 12904)

Street3482.7%
XADUD6354.9%
Outside activity10968.5%
Telephone9307.2%
"Can trini / La Coberta"2772.1%
"La Vida alegre"898169.6%
Home address410.3%
"Eucaliptus"2842.2%
Social media contact460.4%
Other2662.1%

Foundations (% from 25930)

Food supplement803331.0%
Lunch319312.3%
NSP4451.7%
Shower18277.0%
Washing machine6752.6%
Clothing swap10774.2%
Sleep by day15966.2%
Thelephone/ Internet269910.4%
Transport4171.6%
Condoms1710.7%
Chat / Mutual suport548921.2%
Image16056.2%
Housing5302.0%

Activities (% from 4248)

Workshop132731.2%
Outing1252.9%
DIRD2115.0%
XADUD50011.8%
Assembly50812.0%
Second hand market1252.9%
Activism3708.7%
Network articulation2856.7%
Communitary activity72517.1%
Congress / Session721.7%

Educational intervention (% from 15199)

Counseling / Information7104.7%
Accompaniment2131.4%
Followup624241.1%
Contact with family abd/or partner2511.7%
Addressing violences13669.0%
"ConSumo Cuidado"286418.8%
Conflict resolution3522.3%
Emotional support320121.1%
Approach to sexual work4142.7%

Sanitary intervention (% from 9229)

Anamnesis117912.8%
Consultation284530.8%
Followup441847.9%
Cure5746.2%
Accompaniment740.8%
Urgency971.1%
Domiciliary visit120.1%
Overdose110.1%
Unexpected effects of consumption120.1%

Social work (% from 680)

Initial interview137173.4%
Followup on site12919.0%
Followup on telephone608.8%
Acompaniment629.1%
Follow-up of the case (articulation with other RSS feeds)14721.6%
Domiciliary visit or other places of residence or stay 172.5%
Derivation334.9%
Family contact60.9%
Procedures7911.6%
Employability101.5%

Substances (% from 2071)

Alcohol 39719.2%
Other140.7%
Energetic drinks180.9%
Benzodiacepine 40.2%
Cannabis 24611.9%
Cocaine 57928.0%
Depo-progevere50.2%
Heroin 36417.6%
Depo-progevere NOT prescribed50.2%
Hormones 60.3%
Methadone 452.2%
Methanphetamines401.9%
Other opiate30.1%
Speed / Amphetamine 462.2%
Speedball874.2%
Tobacco130.6%
Tropicamida1899.1%
Ube100.5%

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 41)

Physical aggressions2151.2%
Sexual aggressions1536.6%
Rape614.6%
Psychological aggressions1946.3%
Lgtbi-phobia1229.3%
Other12.4%
Family breakdown2356.1%
Institutionalization512.2%
Criminalització12.4%

Sexual or sex-affective partner (% from 56)

Physical aggressions4885.7%
Sexual aggressions916.1%
Rape58.9%
Psychological aggressions5089.3%
Verbal4580.4%
Environmental3358.9%
Economic2239.3%
Other916.1%
Family breakdown11.8%
Criminalization11.8%
Stigma / discrimination23.6%
Vulnerability confidentiality / intimacy11.8%
Mistreat23.6%
Other11.8%
Security deposit / fine unavailable11.8%
Eviction11.8%

Nearby environment (% from 31)

Physical aggressions1135.5%
Sexual aggressions619.4%
Rape39.7%
Psychological aggressions1238.7%
Verbal1032.3%
Environmental825.8%
Economic619.4%
Lgtbi-phobia1135.5%

Unknown (% from 24)

Physical aggressions1041.7%
Sexual aggressions625.0%
Rape729.2%
Psychological aggressions520.8%
Environmental625.0%
Economic312.5%
Lgtbi-phobia1041.7%
Other14.2%
Physical14.2%
Sexual14.2%
Rape14.2%

Social care system (% from 30)

Ignoring the demands826.7%
Family intrusion826.7%
Stigma / discrimination2066.7%
Vulnerability confidentiality / intimacy1343.3%
Lgtbi-phobia826.7%
Not supporting idiomatic barriers620.0%
Other26.7%

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 17)

Preventive prison5.9%
Security deposit / fine unavailable29.4%
Disproportionate condemnation52.9%
Multiple short jails29.4%
False conviction17.6%
Stigma / discrimination41.2%
Inadequate defense29.4%
Lgtbi-phobia5.9%
Other11.8%

Police system (% from 14)

Ignoring the demands847.1%
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 8)

Isolation450.0%
337.5%
Scatter112.5%
Barriers to PMM access112.5%
Indigence in prison337.5%
Withdrawal of custody due to imprisonment225.0%
Denial of permits and penitentiary benefits112.5%
Threats and / or coercion by officials225.0%
Torture or vexing treatment112.5%
Rape112.5%
Other337.5%

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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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