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Purpose

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The purpose of program is to explore and actualize the discrimination in the labour market of addicted people who have received treatment in the rehabilitation programs. The program aims at involving nongovernmental organizations, state institutions and society in general in this process as well as strengthening the institutional and human resources capacity by joining the analogous organizations in the cooperation network with a purpose to protect the rights of recovering addicted people. At the organizational level we aim at increasing the number of involved volunteers, to promote their competency in work with addicts.

The program will be carried out in Riga, in the social caritative centre „Betlehem charity house”, the coordination with institutions throughout all Latvia region will be carried out there.

The main activities of the program will be the arrangement of hotline for the analysis of discrimination cases of recovering addicted people, participation in the development of propositions for the law legislation improvements in the field of protection addicted people from discrimination, development of cooperation network among all organizations working with rehabilitation of addicts, training course for volunteers of organization, development of internet home page of organization and publicity of the project.

The main results planned in project are the overview of discrimination of recovering addicts, the expanding of information exchange about the topic and representation at national level, the increase in the competencies of volunteers, increased awareness of society and partners about the needs and potentialities of the addicted people.