CORSO 3 NOVEMBRE 132, 38122, TRENTO, Italy

WWW.CITIESSE.ORG - +390461933179

description of organisation

The “Centro Trentino di Solidarietà” – CTS, was funded in 1984 and was dedicated exclusively with the problem of heroin addiction, opening a residential community. During the following years, there was an evolution of the problem to new kinds of addiction and a significant increase of the phenomenon of alcoholism in local area; with those complex patients, it was necessary to change and specialize the ways and means of intervention. There was then established a therapeutic project.By redefining the objectives of treating multi-problem patients, there was established a residential project, named “Casa Giano”. This house deals specifically with people who suffer from both pathological addictions (in particular from substances), and co-existing phsicological problems. The project is divided into three modules: First reception; Supporting community; and Re-integration to society. Casa Giano is located in Vezzano (TN) - 20 minutes from Trento - and currently accommodates 30 people. To have more information about the structure, we invite you to visit the website (in Italian, with pictures): http://www.citiesse.org/casa-di-giano.htmlSince the year 2000, CTS also operates a hosting house for people with AIDS (“Casa Lamar”). This structure provides assistance to guests throughout the day, offering a friendly safe and organized environment; a healthy food and comfortable accommodation besides the opportunity for healing and growth in a human, cultural and spiritual point of view. Casa Lamar is located in Via Alto Adige n. 20, Trento, and there are currently nine persons using these services.The therapeutic communities of CTS are accredited by the Department of Health of the Autonomous Province of Trento. All units are recognized in the Regional Authorities of prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of people addicted to substances. The association is also in convention with the Ministry of Justice being furthermore a member of the Italian Federation of Therapeutic Communities and the Italian Coordination of Hosting Accommodation.Besides the therapeutic community, CTS manages a Counseling Center and a Center for Research and Study. The first one offers high quality services in the prevention and treatment of psychological distress and is aimed for people whose lives are direct- and indirectly related with pathological addiction problems, family and psychological problems, loneliness, and HIV-AIDS. The Center for Research and Study deals with the cultural planning and its implementation within the therapeutic community in local and national levels. The main objectives of this center concerns the organization of discussion moments and debates between professional staff in order to share experiences, as well as update training on new emergencies in the field of addiction.The Centre have qualified staff: psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, sociologists, nurses, educators, and socio-health workers. There are currently 28 employees distributed in the following roles: 1 psychiatrist, 2 nurses, 2 psycho-therapists, 1 sociologist, 2 secretaries, 9 health workers, 14 educators.

inclusion topics

This organisation is willing to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project:

Inclusion categoryReceiving projectsSending projectsCoordinating projectsHosting organisationSupporting organisation
Economic obstacles
Cultural differences
Geographical obstacles

Volunteering project

Project name Project Dates Deadline Status
Let's volunteer in Social Inclusion-field
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Sep 2017 to May 2018
05/09/2017 - 05/05/2018
10/03/2017 closed
Let’s volunteer in Social Inclusion field!
A total of 50 week(s) during the period
Oct 2020 to Oct 2021
01/10/2020 - 31/10/2021
30/06/2020 closed

This organisation is accredited to run projects under Erasmus+ Volunteering and the European Solidarity Corps.

Scope Volunteering

Role Expiry date
PIC: 936913883 OID: E10031599
Last updated on 12/12/22

Organisation topics

Inclusion - equity

Health and wellbeing