Veerhuis-Siddartha vzw organizes low-threshold outpatient drug assistance in the province of Flemish Brabant from four centers (Leuven, Diest, Tienen and Vilvoorde), each with an expert and multidisciplinary team of doctors, psychologists and social workers. There is no residential component to the assistance, so people who use drugs cannot be admitted to the centers.
The non-profit organization has an agreement with the Flemish Agency for Care & Health as Medical Social Relief Center Flemish Brabant. More information about this can be found on the website: MSOC Vlaams-Brabant
There are a number of other projects associated with MSOC Flemish Brabant:
The Mobile Ambulatory Team
The functioning of the Mobile Ambulant Team is included in the safety and prevention contract that the city of Leuven has with the Ministry of the Interior and which has been entrusted to the non-profit organization.
Thanks to the MAT operation, the offer of the MSOC can be kept really low-threshold in our region and a lot of people can be directed to the assistance offer of the MSOC. This is done, among other things, by offering activities that cannot be reimbursed by the health insurance, such as schooling, laundry, shower, sports, group activities, street contacts, home visits, etc.
The operation of the MAT is financially supported by the municipalities of Leuven, Tienen, Diest, Scherpenheuvel-Zichem, Bekkevoort, Zoutleeuw and Halen.
Health Promotion in Injecting Users (GIG)
To this end, the non-profit organization has an agreement with the Flemish Agency for Care & Health for this offer (distribution of safe material and recovery of used material, testing Hepatitis C and other blood-borne diseases, training).
The non-profit organization also houses the operation of MaPa, in collaboration with the network mental health for young people in Flemish Brabant ‘Yuneco’. MaPa ensures that intensive work is done with clients on the theme of parenthood in the four anchor points. In each anchor point, an employee has been designated with the task of paying extra attention to this problem.
In concrete terms, this means that parenting is always questioned by the care providers. Thanks to the MaPa methods, drug use and parenthood are discussed within the guidance. The safety of the children is a priority. The guideline remains: ‘Letting parents do injustice to their children is to do injustice to parents’.
Other extra tasks in the context of MaPa are the follow-up of contraception and the intensive follow-up of pregnancies.