Family Type Specialized Service in Kutaisi

An alternative care for 0-18-year-old children deprived of parental care and having severe/profound disabilities and complex health problems

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UNICEF

07 January 2019

Family type specialized service was established in Kutaisi by the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labour, Health and Social Affairs, with support of USAID and UNICEF in 2016. The service is providing 24 hour medical, rehabilitative and individual development care to seven children with severe disability, who were transferred here from large state-run institutions.

Specialized Family-Type Service is an alternative care for 0-18-year-old children deprived of parental care and having severe/profound disabilities and complex health problems. The goal of the service is to provide beneficiaries with individual needs-based care, psychosocial assistance and create proper conditions for their development and social inclusion. The establishment of such services will allow the Government of Georgia to expand the alternative services for children with disabilities