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161 61st St
Ste 30C

New York
New York 10023

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Programs: For a child (and family) to be accepted into the program it should fulfill a medical and social-economic criteria. Once the child and family are admitted to the program, a Family Action Plan (FAP) is developed. It comprehends 5 areas: health, professional qualification, housing, education and citizenship. Families leave the program when they have means to support themselves and when they have met the objectives set in the Family Action Plan.The average time in the program is 18 months but it can be extended to 2 years, depending on the need of the family. During this time Renascer offers direct assistance with food, medication and housing; technical support with psychological/psychiatric and social assistance and legal advice; specialization with workshops and work tools; and support programs with recreation.Our programs:- The Comfort Project ("Aconchego") The Comfort Project consists of lectures on healthcare offered to the mothers receiving assistance. - Professional Training Courses The professional training courses we offer help them have access to the tools that will increase their chances of getting a job, thus generating income and becoming self-sufficient. Renascer provides external courses, internal workshops and the donation of work tools.- Housing Project Housing is an important part of the work developed on the Family Action Plan. Many diseases are caused by or are exacerbated by poor housing conditions. Renascer's Housing Project promotes home refurbishing, water filters and hygienic care.

Renascer was founded by Dr. Vera Cordeiro in 1991 after realizing the constant readmission cycle of children in the pediatric unit of Hospital da Lagoa, a public hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Many children would be release just to return to the Hospital, many times in worse condition. Many diseases are caused or exacerbated by poverty. Children are discharged from hospitals to the same conditions that produced the disease. Therefore, in order to treat the child, the family and its environment need to be taken into consideration.Renascer''s mission is to provide assistance to children and families from Hospital da Lagoa with the objective of promoting self-sufficiency and breaking the admission/readmission cycle.

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I first came to know about Associação Saúde Criança through Ashoka. I was living temporarily in São Paulo at that time and learned that they had a franchise in Florianópolis, my home town. After learning about their work, I immediately sent them an email asking for a visit. I have to say I was... more »
I first heard about Saúde Criança in 1999. Being 19, this means it has been pretty much part of my whole life: my mother and aunt work there and my brother, my sister, my father and grandmother are volunteers. It's been amazing to see how much this organization can change lives and the passion of ... more »
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In 1998 a friend of mine invited me to visit Saude Criança. I visited the headquarters and soon became a volunteer, dealing directly with the families. From now on, I´ve seen lots of families having their lives transformed by the support of the project. I really appreciate the work done by the ... more »
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