MAŽEIKAI DISTRICT FAMILY AND CHILD WELFARE CENTRE
FOR EVERY PERSON, FOR EVERY CHILD, FOR EVERY FAMILY
A safe environment for our customers and future generations
Developed system of high level social welfare services
Collaboration. We are open to social partners, we unanimously collaborate to achieve our common goals, share our knowledge and experience, have discussions and wholeheartedly provide assistance to each other.
Responsibilities. We are responsible for our work, decisions, and the quality of our services. We work in such a way that we could be proud of our institution and its activities.
Respect for a person. We consider the individual to be the most important. Our aim is to listen and act without prejudice. We are responsive and practise tolerance towards other people’s situation and are open-minded.
Innovativeness. We are dynamic and ready for changes. We are interested in innovations and make a great effort to apply them in our work. We look for areas of improvement and strive to implement the innovations.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE INSTITUTION
Mažeikiai District Family and Child Welfare Centre is a budgetary institution of Mažeikiai District Municipality established in 2016 after reorganization of Mažeikiai District Orphanage and Elderly Peoples’ home. It is a social care institution that performs functions delegated by the municipality in the field of social services.
DEPARTMENTS OF OUR INSTITUTION:
DEPARTMENT OF CHILD CARE
The purpose of the Department of Child Care of the Mažeikiai District Family and Child Welfare Centre is to organize and provide general and special social guardianship/care services for children who for any reasons have lost parental care. Specialists working in this department ensure that the child’s needs are met by comprehensive provision of consultations and assistance of various specialists.
DEPARTMENT OF OPEN ACTIVITIES FOR YOUTH
The Open Youth Space „100‘ts metų” is intended for young people aged 14-29 who are looking for a safe environment, new forms of communication, being together, and who have free time but don’t know how and where to spend it meaningfully. The main activities of the Open Youth Space include education, thematic events, training, seminars, project activities, interesting discussions, culinary master classes, commemorations of international days, themed parties, outside class hours „in a different way”, sports activities, training of social skills, volunteering opportunities.
DEPARTMENT OF PREVENTIVE SOCIAL SERVICES
The Department of Preventive Social Services provides complex services to the residents of Mažeikiai district who have experienced difficulties in solving problems on their own in order to avoid possible larger social problems and/or social risks in the future.
The Crisis Centre develops and strengthens the abilities of service recipients living the centre to independently solve their social problems, helps to overcome social exclusion and restore social ties with society. Specialists organize and provide social services to residents of Mažeikiai district for whom there is a threat to their health or life if services are not provided in a crisis situation.
The Crisis Centre provides accredited specialized comprehensive assistance to those who have experienced domestic violence and to persons experiencing violence in their domestic environment.
DEPARTMENT OF CASE MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL SERVICES
In the Department of Case Management and Social Services, assistance is provided to families who have experienced short-term and/or long-term social difficulties due to which the parents do not ensure the child’s rights and legitimate interests in the family. The family experiencing social difficulties is supported by a team of specialists consisting of a case manager, a social worker and an individual care worker. The goal of the specialists is to develop, support, restore and/or strengthen the social skills of the family helping them to overcome crisis situations, and enable the family to take care of their children independently and properly.
The Care Centre provides social services, aims to ensure that existing and future guardians (caregivers) and adoptive families and their children have access to and receive the necessary assistance. Specialists consult, mediate, inform, organize training for guardians (caregivers) and adoptive parents, self-help groups and provide all kinds of support.
For persons who want to become guardians (caregivers), on-call guardians, adoptive parents or community child care workers, training is organized according to the GIMK (in English – PRIDE) program.
MAŽEIKIAI DISTRICT FAMILY AND CHILD WELFARE CENTRE
- Director – Daiva Meškienė: +370 443 20 110;
- Deputy Director for Social Affairs – Neringa Norvaišaitė- Baranauskienė: +370 698 73 265;
Crisis Centre: +370-615-11188 (Services are available 24 hours a day).
Administration working hours:
I-IV 8:00 – 16:45
V 8:00 – 15:30
Company code 304405337, not VAT payer
Laisvės street 83, LT-87227, Mažeikiai
Telephone +370 443 20 110
Account No.LT944010051003729227 Luminor Bank, AB
Support acc. no. LT364010037255033 Luminor Bank, AB