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: November 1st 2019

Womxn (% from 225)

Cis Woman20792.0%
Transexual woman188.0%
All 225

Old bands (% from 209)

From 20 to 29 years old4019.1%
From 30 to 39 years old6732.1%
From 40 to 49 years old5425.8%
From 50 to 59 years old3617.2%
60 or older115.3%

Vulnerability / exclusion factors (% from 200)

Problems related to drugs8140.5%
Adult over 55 years old2713.5%
Young3517.5%
Migrated8542.5%
Racialized3115.5%
LGTBIQ3316.5%
Sexual worker2713.5%
Sex for survival4824%
Functional diversity189%
Ranks of mental health9648%
HIV and HCV 105%
Homeless8542.5%
Without cover8944.5%
Irregular admin situation2110.5%
Imprisonment5427%
Others21%

Contact site (% from 12170)

Street3292.7%
XADUD5944.9%
Outside activity10258.4%
Telephone8917.3%
"Can trini / La Coberta"2772.3%
"La Vida alegre"843969.3%
Home address410.3%
"Eucaliptus"2842.3%
Social media contact440.4%
Other2462.0%

Foundations (% from 24685)

Food supplement761330.8%
Lunch312312.7%
NSP4241.7%
Shower17497.1%
Washing machine6512.6%
Clothing swap9954.0%
Sleep by day15416.2%
Thelephone/ Internet258210.5%
Transport4121.7%
Condoms1540.6%
Chat / Mutual suport510520.7%
Image15566.3%
Housing5292.1%

Activities (% from 4035)

Workshop127731.6%
Outing1182.9%
DIRD1974.9%
XADUD46111.4%
Assembly50312.5%
Second hand market1192.9%
Activism3338.3%
Network articulation2786.9%
Communitary activity67716.8%
Congress / Session721.8%

Educational intervention (% from 14263)

Counseling / Information7075.0%
Accompaniment1971.4%
Followup587841.2%
Contact with family abd/or partner2341.6%
Addressing violences12678.9%
"ConSumo Cuidado"270419.0%
Conflict resolution3262.3%
Emotional support295020.7%
Approach to sexual work3532.5%

Sanitary intervention (% from 8517)

Anamnesis105212.4%
Consultation262230.8%
Followup408848.0%
Cure5496.4%
Accompaniment730.9%
Urgency931.1%
Domiciliary visit110.1%
Overdose110.1%
Unexpected effects of consumption120.1%

Social work (% from 658)

Initial interview135159.9%
Followup on site12719.3%
Followup on telephone599.0%
Acompaniment619.3%
Follow-up of the case (articulation with other RSS feeds)13520.5%
Domiciliary visit or other places of residence or stay 162.4%
Derivation324.9%
Family contact50.8%
Procedures7811.9%
Employability101.5%

Substances during attentions (% from 1933)

Alcohol 37119.2%
Other140.7%
Energetic drinks140.7%
Benzodiacepine 40.2%
Cannabis 23412.1%
Cocaine 54628.2%
Depo-progevere50.3%
Heroin 32216.7%
Depo-progevere NOT prescribed50.3%
Hormones 60.3%
Methadone 412.1%
Methanphetamines402.1%
Other opiate30.2%
Speed / Amphetamine 452.3%
Speedball824.2%
Tobacco90.5%
Tropicamida1829.4%
Ube100.5%

Substances and related problems (149 women consumers and 102 with problems)

SubstanceCurrent consumptionProblems related
Alcohol 6627
Antipsicòtics 112
Benzodiacepines 2715
Cannabis 434
Cocaïna esnifada 149
Cocaïna fumada5450
Cocaïna injectada3730
Heroïna esnifada30
Heroïna fumada1311
Heroïna injectada4841
Metadona 2820
Metamfetamines85
Speed / amfetamina155
Speedball1817
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 54)

Physical aggressions4787.0%
Sexual aggressions916.7%
Rape59.3%
Psychological aggressions4990.7%
Verbal4481.5%
Environmental3259.3%
Economic2138.9%
Other916.7%
Family breakdown11.9%
Criminalization11.9%
Stigma / discrimination11.9%
Vulnerability confidentiality / intimacy11.9%
Mistreat11.9%
Other11.9%
Security deposit / fine unavailable11.9%
Eviction11.9%

Nearby environment (% from 30)

Physical aggressions1136.7%
Sexual aggressions516.7%
Rape310.0%
Psychological aggressions1240.0%
Verbal1033.3%
Environmental826.7%
Economic620.0%
Lgtbi-phobia1136.7%

Unknown (% from 23)

Physical aggressions1043.5%
Sexual aggressions626.1%
Rape626.1%
Psychological aggressions521.7%
Environmental626.1%
Economic313.0%
Lgtbi-phobia1043.5%
Other14.3%
Physical14.3%
Sexual14.3%
Rape14.3%

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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