Center for Youth Integration

Association of citizens established in 2004

Mission

Our mission is to contribute to making an inclusive society through consultations between children and community, by improving existing and creating some new mechanisms which provide equal chances for a capacity development of each street involved child and a child who is at high risk of becoming street involved.

Vision

Our vision: Organization which improves the position of children at risk, by promoting policies and practices in accordance with the needs of children, by improving the quality of work, by providing services and developing a model of assistance in Belgrade and in other communities.

Our work

Drop in shelter
Drop in shelter

Drop in shelter is a licensed service, recognized in Law on social protection, with the aim to improve life quality of the street involved children.
Drop in shelter beneficiaries are the children between 5 and 15 years of age who live or work on the streets of Belgrade and who are exposed to numerous risks due to a way of life.

Program of education
Program of education

Program of education is organized with a goal to include children in the educational system in early age, as a measure of support and prevention of children getting involved in life and/or work on the streets. Children included in the Program are living in informal settlements (slums). The majority of them are facing extreme poverty, discrimination and exclusion from regular life of the community and support systems.

Philanthropy program
Philanthropy program

Philanthropy program aim is to provide sustainability of the Centre for youth integration programs.

Regional Resource Centre
Regional Resource Centre

The aim of the Regional Resource Centre for Child Protection for South Eastern Europe (RRC) is to develop strong regional community of practice and innovation in the countries of Southeastern Europe, between the actors that directly contribute to the development and implementation of services to protect children from abuse and neglect (professionals, academics, policy makers, experts, beneficiaries).

Circle of donors

By creating a comprehensive network of support, the Center for Youth Integration seeks to provide a better future for the children involved in the life and work on the street and children who are at risk of becoming so.

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