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Association for Supporting Activities for Persons Needing Help DROGA
ul. Niepodległości 19
11-015 Olsztynek, Poland
tel. +48 89 521 64 75

e-mail: stowarzyszenie.droga@wp.pl

The Association for Supporting Activities for Persons Needing Help DROGA in Olsztynek was registered in the summer of 2010.

The aim of the Association is to initiate and support activities in the field of social and health policy, consisting in the implementation of tasks in the field of social integration, health protection and promotion, social work, prevention and treatment of addictions, with particular emphasis on high-risk groups.

The association carries out activities for people in need in the area of prevention and reduction of domestic violence, promotion of gender equality, and support for people at risk of social exclusion. It undertakes therapeutic, preventive, training and professional activities.

In practice, the association undertakes activities in the field of:

  1. Helping victims of violence by organizing activities in the form of, for example, support groups
  2. Conducting therapy for perpetrators of violence, people addicted to alcohol and drugs as well as for co-addicted people
  3. Conducting therapy in the field of behavioral addictions (Internet, electronic devices)
  4. Conducting sociotherapeutic classes for children and adolescents from families with alcohol problems and / or domestic violence
  5. Trainings for institutions dealing with the problem of violence and addictions (health care, schools, police, etc.)
  6. Providing sheltered housing for victims of domestic violence.

The association prepares and publishes publications on the phenomenon of domestic violence and addictions. Since its inception, we have implemented over 30 different projects related to the subject of domestic violence, which was financed from domestic and foreign funds, including EU funds.

We also implement transnational projects in cooperation with institutions and non-governmental organizations from France, Finland and Malta.

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Key staff members:

Krzysztof Rubas

Certified specialist in helping victims and perpetrators of domestic violence. He has over 25 years of professional experience in interventions for victims of violence. Certified specialist in the field of therapy and rehabilitation of drug addicts.

Monika Kotowska, PhD

Assistant professor at the Department of Criminology and Criminal Policy. A graduate of administration and law at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn and tax law at the Warsaw School of Economics.

prof. Agnieszka Zduniak

Sociologist and translator, assistant professor at the Department of Sociology of the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn since 2008. Doctor of humanities in the field of sociology, MA in German philology.

Agnieszka Bucała

A graduate of SWPS in the field of psychology, specializing in clinical and health psychology. He conducts classes in the field of trauma therapy. She carries out psychological consultations, psychological diagnoses, and conducts psychoeducational classes. She has experience in providing support for local government including social welfare workers in the field of working with families in the area of counteracting domestic violence.

Agata Potkaj

A certified psychologist with over 20 years of experience in working in the penitentiary service. Addiction psychotherapy specialist, certified specialist in helping victims and perpetrators of domestic violence. The author of the program on the prevention of violence dedicated to children and adolescents „Violence on datings”.

Marta Dąbkowska-Wilczek

The project manager and coordinator, an expert in internet marketing (SEO), has over 10 years of professional experience in the implementation of educational projects, manager of international projects.

The Board of the Association for Supporting Activities for People Needing Help in Olsztynek:

Anna Burcz – President

Krzysztof Wilczek – Vice President

Mariola Olewnik – Secretary

Marzena Ossowska – Tresurer