Fondazione Villa Maraini onlus (VM)

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Drugs
Address: Via B. Ramazzini,
31 – 00151 Rome
Country: Italy
Region: Europe
UN Languages: Russian, French, English
Other languages: Italian
  • HIV/Aids
  • Counselling
  • Prevention
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training
  • Drug Treatment

  • Other:'Human Rights, Health'
Short description:
Villa Maraini Foundation (VM) is active in the field of substance abuse since 1976. During the years, VM has radically increased its activities and services, becoming a leading foundation in the provision of assistance to drug users and PLWHA, as well as in the fight against discrimination and stigma of every kind. The experience gained and the results obtained by the Villa Maraini Foundation in Rome and the Italian Red Cross in 33 years of activities, in favour of and together with drug addicts demonstrate that it is not possible to force people to follow a therapeutic process in which they do not believe. The main focus must be towards building trust with drug users; to attract them in times of need and offering them tailored treatments. Nonetheless, no case is impossible to handle and even the hardest consumer could improve his or her life and be rehabilitated into society, if properly assisted and placed in the conditions to do so.
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