social assistance services
delivered inside prisons
prevention sessions delivered inside prisons (HIV, hepatitis C, Tuberculosis, Suicide)
incarcerated persons benefiting from self-development programmes
counselling sessions delivered in and outside prisons and youth centres
social support and educational activities run within RYC and CYC
incarcerated persons benefiting from pre-release programmes
food packs distributed during the lockdown
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youngsters trained in organic farming
We welcome formerly incarcerated persons at our drop-in centre every week, from Monday to Friday, between 8:30 am and 4 pm. Equipped with a kitchen, a bathroom and a laundry, our premises are a refuge for those who need to take a moment to wind down.
The rehabilitation programme aims to break the cycle leading to social exclusion. As soon as a person is incarcerated, s/he has access to psychological and social support as well as help in dealing with a variety of procedures.
In offering long-term counselling and guidance, Kinouété aims to lay down the foundations for successful reintegration. Our services range from individual and group therapies to personal development programmes, sustaining relationships with the outside world through family mediation, and prevention programmes. This is conducted in groups and facilitated by a counsellor. The person is also supported individually in therapeutic listening sessions.
The programmes include :
At the same time, we also work on the field with incarcerated persons’ families (spouses, parents, children) to facilitate intra-family relationships during separation, thereby allowing them to preserve their roles as spouses, children or parents, while in pris
When leaving prison, formerly incarcerated persons are focused on meeting their basic needs. Unfortunately, finding accommodation or a job, obtaining a certificate of character or unfreezing a bank account, all present major obstacles for someone who has been in prison.
The complexity of the procedures after months or years in prison, is an aggravating factor for relapse among former incarcerated persons.
Kinouété’s role is to help them understand the different aspects of their life, identify their needs and heal their wounds; to mend and to forgive themselves and others
Only then can the process of reintegration be envisioned.
Through our active involvement in CYC and RYC, we work with youngsters placed in correctional and rehabilitation centres.