People with mental disorder (or psysical disorder, mental disease, mental illness) represent group diseases which influence primarily human thinking, experiencing or relations of handicapped person with his surroundings. Mentally ill person often is not able to find and keep housing, job. It leads to his single out from social life. In consideration of problem behaviour, leading from their handicap, they cannot even live with their parents or relatives in some cases. Eventhough for adult, mentally ill person it is desirable to the extent possible to live independently, in spite of some support, there are desperately few protected housings in the Czech republic and they absolutelly don't cover actual needs.
That is why the endowment fund wants to establish complex of protected housing which will offer all groups of patients with different types of mental disorders, old man's dementia and another mental diseases opportunity of permanent housing. Just common place for life actually enable many types of interaction of individual patients and employees of the complex, involvement in offer of services and another working and communication occasions.
Clients of the endowment fund are not able to work independently mostly, but they have creative ideas and they are able to work for limited time. Support of their monitored independence leads to their recovery and improving of quality of life mostly.
NOur endowment fund helps also to relatives of our clients because they suffer from effect of mental disease too and they need various types of support.
We know how extremely important is to gain and exchange experience, incessantly to look for the best possible solutions and never to lose patience. That is why we cooperate with many similarly focused non-profit institutions such as Sympathea, Ondřej, Na rovinu, Fokus – Praha, but also with National Institute of Mental Health and many others.
We debate our purposes with a regional consultant of Reform of psychiatric care Pavel Novák and his coleagues and we also cooperate with Ministry of Health of the Czech republic.