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In 2019, the first attempts to introduce this form of aid, which had good results, took place. This whole need arose mainly from the fact that the people we work with do everything to avoid being homeless, not to be perceived and identified by society. We sent these people back to the street or dormitory every night. We have decided that it is essential to deal with decent housing for these people. However, as there is a minimum of social and affordable housing in our country, we had to go the economically demanding way of commercial leasing.
The aim is to expand the possibilities of a comprehensive approach to ending street homelessness by providing proven housing systems. The final output is an independent human being who does not need additional support systems from organizations working with homeless people. This approach also actively enters prevention areas, where a person who is at risk of losing housing is encouraged at multiple levels to avoid homelessness. The social service participates in the co-financing of accommodation for the period necessary for the client's independence, but for a maximum of 9 months. The client is provided with professional counseling focused on independent life as well as support from all social services available either directly in NGO STOPA or external. The whole approach comes from Australia, where it has very good results. Our goal is its application in the environment of Bratislava.