Severstal's Road Home Charitable Foundation project won the Presidential Grants Foundation's Special Competition, organized to support non-profit organizations in the fight against the spread of coronavirus infection. The grant funds in the amount of 11.7 million rubles will be directed by the Road Home Foundation for the further development of technologies to help families in difficult situations, and the experience of the Foundation's specialists will be disseminated in four regions of Russia: the Vologda Oblast (Cherepovets and six districts), the Republic of Komi, the Republic of Karelia, Murmansk The implementation of the grant project will begin on September 1, 2020 and will end at the end of 2021.
At the heart of the winning project - "Family and Child Support Service" Healthy Family for a Child "- is based on the idea of early prevention of family problems and the provision of comprehensive helping families, creating conditions for the consolidation of sustainable positive changes. The model of accompanying families with children, where parents are affected by the problems of alcohol addiction, has been introduced since 2015 in Cherepovets.
In 2017-2018. This technology was replicated within the framework of the established Interregional Social Service for the Prevention of Social Orphanhood of Preschool Children from Families Where Parents Are Susceptible to Alcohol Addiction. Specialists have already been trained in eight regions of the Russian Federation. The dissemination of the developed technology was carried out at the expense of a grant from the President of the Russian Federation for the development of civil society and the Severstal company.
“We are sincerely glad that the continuation of this project was supported by the Presidential Grants Fund. This means that even more families will receive such necessary support, and specialists will improve their professional competencies thanks to the current and modern methods of helping families, ”comments Ekaterina Frygina, director of the Road Home Foundation.
It should be noted that thanks to the work of the project, in the future, the activities of specialists with families will be adapted to changing conditions in connection with possible quarantine measures. The participating regions will be able to introduce social services worked out in the project into the system of interdepartmental work, which will contribute to reducing the level of social orphanhood.