ADPARE
-Bucharest-

Contact Person: Gina Stoian
Contact Information: 021-253-2904, adpare@adpare.eu
Interview by: Joseph Martin and Gratiela Anghelus


Victim referrals-
Victims are referred to ADPARE by the ANITP. Ms. Stoian stated the importance of their cooperation with the ANITP.  She told us the ANITP has standards that must be met to obtain accreditation.  

Services-
ADPARE operates on the principle of empowering victims to become independent.  Ms. Stoian stated that ADPARE provides services to victims indifferent to what type of exploitation they have suffered, though she stated that most of their beneficiaries have been trafficked for sexual exploitation.  ADPARE’s services are also available to victims with disabilities and those exploited for forced begging.  The average age of beneficiary is 19-20 years old.  ADPARE believes that services should be offered separately for minors, and does not cover this demographic.  She acknowledged that services for minors also requires separate accreditation.  

  Services offered by ADPARE include:
-Crisis intervention
-Psychological counseling (typically 1 time per week, but this is flexible based on individual need).
-Group therapy/support groups 1time per week.
-Art Therapy
-Occupational Therapy
-HIV testing and education
-Medical assistance, including:  Post-Traumatic stress evaluation/ treatment, sexually Transmitted Infection tests, gynecological exam, and dental. Medical services are based on personal relationships or contracts with individual clinics.
-Social Assistance including: remaking identity documents and family counseling.
-Legal assistance (paid by cabinet law): assists both staff and victims of trafficking in preparation for court and representation of victims in criminal cases.  
-Educational assistance: assisting victims who wish to enroll in school. Ms. Stoian stated that the average education level among their beneficiaries is quite high.  Only 3% of their beneficiaries are illiterate.  The rest of the beneficiaries fall somewhere at a post-high school level.  

-Professional training:  examples of training received by beneficiaries include that in the field of hairdressers, manicurists and cosmeticians.
- Victims receive 100 Ron per week to learn to manage money.
-Program volunteers also provide opportunities to beneficiaries for computer training and learning foreign languages.  

Length of Stay-
Victims remain in the program until the beneficiary is independent enough to provide for themselves as determined by a case manager and the beneficiary herself.   This spans from 6 months to 3 years, with an average time of 1 year.

After Care-
Beneficiaries are monitored after leaving the program for 1 year.

Personnel-
ADPARE offers services to victims through contracts with a confidentiality clause stating that institutions and professionals involved maintain confidentiality and do not discriminate.   Personnel include: 2 case managers, 2 psychologists, 3 social workers.  Outside specialists include: 1 attorney, 1 psychiatrist, 2 doctors within the same medical office.  

ADPARE also utilizes volunteers for various services such as technical and language training.

Shelter Facilities-
ADPARE’s beneficiaries receive assistance 5 or 6 at a time.  5 women stay in the shelter, which is a 3-room apartment.  1 person may stay in transit housing. Transit housing is a room within the ADPARE offices where victims are sheltered during provision of medical and legal assistance and while a support plan is created.  The ADPARE office is located in an apartment in a bloc in Bucharest.  We were not able to visit the shelter apartment, as its location is confidential.  
Security-
To provide structure and security, the following internal rules are in place:
1.    Beneficiaries are not permitted to leave the house after 10 PM.
2.    Family visits take place only at the office
3.    No landline can exist at the shelter.  Mobile phones are for emergencies only.
4.    Listening to “Manele” is not allowed.
5.    No internet access is available at the shelter.

Knowledge of apartment locations is restricted. 

Funding-
Funding this year was received from the ANITP.  External funding supplements wages and victim support.  

Costs-
Operating budget is estimated at 50,000 RON or about 25,000 Euro per year, not including staff salaries.