BASSMA's mission is to empower the most deprived families to reach self-sufficiency through a Long-Term Personalized All-Inclusive Rehabilitation Program.
BASSMA’s Comprehensive Empowerment program consists of a process to help families in crisis, by putting in place a plan of action with clear objectives that will enhance the strengths of the family and help resolve their different issues.
A collaborative decision making process is developed and is coordinated by a team of professionals; it engages all relevant parties, such as immediate and extended family members, social workers, psychologists, doctors, etc.
The final objective is to help the family reach financial, social and psychological independence.
“By rehabilitation, we mean adopting and following-up on deprived families for a period of time varying between one and five years depending on their needs.
We work with specialists on developing an action plan aiming to assist the families and enable them to redress their situation and become morally and financially autonomous.
During this period, we also provide them with their essential daily needs: from clothing, food supplies, medicines, medical care and house restorations, to ensuring the continuity of school enrolment and organizing trips and outings.
Rehabilitation consists of three main components: Education, Finding job opportunities
and most importantly, building a personal relationship with the families; this is precisely where the importance of BASSMA lies and this is what characterizes our association.
When a family becomes strong enough and ready to accept the idea of integrating a job, we start providing them with professional trainings. And the last step is to find a job for these persons and it comes as a consecration of our efforts.
After ten years of field action, we have seen the concrete results and the difference BASSMA has visibly made in the life of the rehabilitated families: Before and After BASSMA. This motivates us to go forward and to find drastic solutions to social despair, unemployment and poverty in Lebanon”.
From the speech of BASSMA’s president during 2010 Annual Dinner.
Family Empowerment All-Inclusive Program
BASSMA aims to support and rehabilitate families in need through the following programs and services:
Food for All Feed the Hungry
Clothes for All Dignity Cloth
Health Care Promise to Heal
Education for All Happy Studies
Medical Insurance Road to Survival
House Renovation Home Sweet Home
Employment Fighting Joblessness
Mental Health Solutions Psychology & Pathology
Personalized Approach One-to-One Relationship
Activities & Outings Joyful Hearts
Empowerment Capacity Building
Tutoring Teach a Child
Night School School for Life
Career Orientation & Scholarships Growing Hopes
Trainings & Internships Fighting Joblessness
Protection Saving Innocence
Development Activities Youths Club
Hot Meals Smiles Restaurants
Home-Delivered Meals Dinner Delivery
Elderly Care Hearts at Home
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