Stowarzyszenie MONAR

MONAR is a non-governmental organization that helps people in difficult life circumstances and who may be socially excluded, are homeless, living with HIV/AIDS or addicted to drug and/or alcohol. The organization was founded by the Polish humanist and psychologist Marek Kotanski in 1978. MONAR is not based on any specific political or religious ideas, but on universal values such as goodness, justice, love, respect for others and for oneself. The organization operates in accordance with the ethical code and good practice standards adopted by similar organizations around the world. Today MONAR is one of the biggest organizations in Europe working in this field and every year it serves more than 30,000 persons in Poland. We use the therapetic community method in our work in over 120 facilities focused on: therapeutic work for people addicted to drugs and/or alcohol (including dual diagnosis, homeless people, singlemothers with children, elderly people and people living with HIV and AIDS. Treatment and rehabilitation for drug-dependent people – since 1978 MONAR has worked actively tomake drug-dependent people drug-free. Drug addicts are offered counselling, individual and group therapy, detoxification and residential and outpatient care. Specialists assistance is offered to the families of drug addicts and MONAR also runs programs in prisons (in drug-free zones) thus facilitating a continuity of care for participants of rehabilitation programs.

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