Reconnection and support project for homeless Middle and Eastern European migrants – Team Antwerp

Stichting Barka’s support & reconnection programme for the homeless Middle and Eastern European migrants in Antwerp started in February 2014 following an invitation from the municipality of Antwerp. Stichting Barka now assists homeless Polish and other Central and Eastern European people, who are not able to cope with life in Antwerp. In some cases, support in Antwerp might be provided to specific individuals who’s nature of homelessness stems from social issues. For others who struggle with addiction problems, our reconnection programme is in place to help these individuals return to their home countries, either to enter rehab treatment facilities, mental help clinics, return directly to families, or to Barka Network programmes (educational, skill building and/or community based programmes) in Poland. Through this programme, individuals are being given the tools to rebuild their lives even coming from the worst circumstances.

Our team in Antwerp consists of Renata and Roman. Renata is a social worker and Roman has personal experience with homelessness and addiction which he overcame successfully within the Barka Network programme in Poland. Today he has dedicated himself to helping others achieve the same!

Contact with our Antwerp team:

Tel.: 0032 468 19 84 10