Social

The Social Area and family strengthening promotes a holistic approach to intervention with families. Designed following the Two Generation approach, the social pillar seeks to provide necessary tools so families can overcome the pitfalls of living below the poverty level.

Social

Vimienti is a one stop center based theoretically in the two generation approach.  The Two Generation Approach is an antipoverty initiative that provides support for both children and their parents together. This approach has proven effective at breaking children and their families free from the traps of poverty and empowering them to live up to their full potential. This approach allows parents and their children to receive services, support and opportunities for learning and empowerment - all in the direction of helping families achieve a better future.

The Social Area is the center and the glue for this services model.  We recruit the entire family, to walk with them in their path to break the cycle of poverty, knowing the family’s needs, creating an action plan and helping them navigating and addressing all the traps of poverty.   The principal services of the social area are:

Case Management

Case management services to individuals and also offers group therapy to families affected by poverty, violence and other social situations. Families complete an assessment and family success plan. The case manager provides follow-up to each family to ensure compliance and success in the program. Case management helps families connect with services related to skills and financial knowledge, housing, education, health and welfare of the family, among others. Also provides assistance by referring families to the agencies and services related to the needs identified in the interviews and interventions.

Health and Well-Being Intervention

The Healthy and Ready to Learn (HRL) Program aims to address undiagnosed and untreated health conditions that undermine the capacity of low-income children to learn and function successfully in school and beyond. The team identifies health-related barriers to learning, including asthma; vision, hearing, and dental problems; behavioral/mental health challenges; and hunger. Healthy and Ready to Learn goes beyond simply identifying health barriers to learning. It connects with, trains, and empowers parents, teachers and community-based health care providers to produce the outcomes that matter most for children from low-income families. These outcomes include: improved management of health challenges that are barriers to learning, improved school attendance, fewer behavioral incidents that interfere with learning, and ultimately improved academic performance.  The social area also integrates activities for physical, social, recreational and preventive development that promotes healthy behaviors and positive relationships within the family and in the community.

"My experience at Vimenti has been very gratifying. For me, it was an experience I truly needed in my life. Vimenti helped me recover my confidence and define goals for myself."

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