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Association "Youth for Right to Life", Balti

Association "Youth for Right to Life", Balti is an NGO from Balti, Republic of Moldova, that more than one decade works in the field of HIV prevention, drug abuse and social assistance.

In relation with the task of preventing social exclusion of young people and promoting a healthy lifestyle in their environment, the main directions of Association activities are:

  • HIV prevention and drug use
  • Providing psychosocial support for people living with HIV / AIDS and those who suffer from drug addiction
  • Promote and protect the rights of young people, including those at risk.

Starting its activity in 1997 through the implementation of universal prevention programs for young people, today, "Youth for Right to Life", Balti is the most active organization from Balti in HIV prevention and psychosocial assistance for drug addicted persons and those infected / affected by HIV. Association's current potential is reflected by:

  • several programs implemented simultaneously for different groups of beneficiaries;
  • big number of beneficiaries;
  • more than 20 people involved in organizing activities, among which - doctors, teachers, psychologists, social workers, workers on the ground ...
  • a group of 30 active volunteers, full of initiative and enthusiasm

Services for young people

  • Information on HIV, drugs, reproductive health, rights ...
  • Counseling - psychologist, social worker, gynecologist, dermato-venerolog ...
  • Referral to medical and social services available in Balti
  • Schools of volunteers for pupils and students
  • Library / information resources for young people, parents, teachers
  • Informative activities in the field addressed to adolescents and youth at risk
  • Organizing free time

Services to persons living with HIV

  • Information on various aspects of life with HIV, ARV treatment, stigma and discrimination 
  • Psychological, medical, social assistance
  • Mutual support group 
  • Counseling "peer to peer" 
  • Legal counseling (support IDOM) 
  • Social support services 
  • Organizing free time

Services for drug addicted persons:

  • Information, counseling, referral to medical and social services
  • Exchange of syringes, distribution of condoms, disinfectants
  • Mutual group support for IDUs
  • Mutual group support for Codependent persons
  • Social support services
  • Legal counseling (support IDOM) 
  • Organize informational seminars
  • Referral to Rehabilitation Centers

Work with community

  • Organize information and awareness campaigns
  • Conduct round tables, conferences and workshops
  • Counseling at informative-consultative Line on HIV AIDS and drug abuse