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 of 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. The association conducts therapy for perpetrators and survivors based on the Duluth and Trauma Informed Model.

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, 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, Italy and Malta.

DROGA Association is a member of the WorkWithPerpetrator European Network which is an umbrella organisation, WWP EN supports its members in offering or developing responsible, victim-focused perpetrator work.

DROGA Association cooperates with Victim Support Europe (VSE), a leading European umbrella organisation that advocates on behalf of all victims of all types of crimes.

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. She is a graduate of administration and law at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn and in 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. She runs classes in the field of trauma therapy. She carries out psychological consultations, psychological diagnoses, and conducts psychoeducational classes. She has experience in providing frontline services in favour of local government and welfare officers working with families confronted with domestic violence.

Agata Potkaj

A certified psychologist with over 20 years of experience 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) with over 10 years of professional experience in the implementation of educational projects, manager of international projects.

Emilia Kowalik

An expert in data analysis, programming and artificial intelligence. He develops programs and runs classes for young people to improve thieir digital skills.

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