ARSIS – Social Organisation for the Support of the Youth (non-profit, abbreviation ARSIS) has been operating in Albania since January 2006. ARSIS has earned a reputation for delivering quality programs for children in vulnerable situations, disadvantaged youth, marginalised women and families by establishing strong and influential relationships with government bodies and civil society organisations.
ARSIS operates a social drop-in daily centre. Since September 2011 within the premises of ARSIS’ centre are set two rooms that provide transitory accommodation and related services to children and mothers assessed to be exposed to immediate harmful situations; this remains the only transitory accommodation in Albania.
The programmes of ARSIS are client-oriented, tailored to ensure access to basic services, social inclusion and sustainable solutions for those who need it at most.
Over the years ARSIS has consolidated its profile on programmes related to:
education from the pre-school to tertiary level as well as the vocational training
strengthening child protection system with a cross-sector and multidisciplinary approach
youth empowerment including coaching for employment intertwined with psychosocial support
supporting vulnerable families by strengthening women through employment programmes, civic awareness and health care.
Since 2010 ARSIS has been involved on immediate humanitarian responses in social or natural catastrophes.
On April 2009 ARSIS became member of the Albanian National Referral Mechanism in Support of Victims of Trafficking (NRM). Since 2009 ARSIS has been actively involved on various national and international networks and coalitions.