Brief Description Of The Programme
Located in three different governorates in Lebanon, ABAAD’s three Emergency Safe Sheltering Houses are free, and temporary safe shelters for women at risk or survivors of GBV. These Emergency Safe Sheltering Houses provide services for single women, adolescent girls, and women with their children. At these Emergency Safe Sheltering Houses, survivors of sexual or gender-based violence can seek different kinds of clinical care and other services, engage in individual or group therapy, and take part of numerous activities. In a confidential and safe environment, women can seek services, gather information, and explore their different options with the assistance of trained, multi-disciplinary professional staff. Immediate safe-housing (24/7), crisis counseling, emergency support and information on legal rights, psychosocial support, referrals for the provision of welfare and social services, income assistance, and access to resources are all available.
Between 2013 – 2015 ABAAD provided shelter for more than 317 women in life threatening situations (as direct beneficiaries) and had them access the mid way transition houses and receive appropriate assistance.