Center for Rehabilitation and Mental Health "San Juan de Dios" (BOL-81)


Type: Anti-drugs, Health - Country: Bolivia

Brief description and main aims

San Juan de Dios provides psychiatric care to patients who come from Cochabamba, Oruro and La Paz. The aim is to strengthen the mental health of the bolivian population. 

The organization is doing this by providing therapeutic care and rehabilitation to patients with diseases such as alcoholism and drug addiction and offering help within a therapeutic community.

The help is provided to the patients by external monitoring  or by offering a friendly and welcoming attention to hospitalized patients through comprehensive care.

Recently seven buildings have been built, 5 of which are designed to accommodate people with mental illness. Each community has a capacity for 32 hospitalized patients between men and women. One of the buildings is for the administrative area and another building for cooking and laundry.

We serve specialty psychiatric pathology primarily low income individulas at a departmental and national level.

Volunteer tasks

The volunteer's tasks include:
  • Collaborating with  ATI (comprehensive therapeutic support) existing in different classrooms.
  • Planning recreational or sports activities, such activities would be carried forward according to schedule.
  • If the volunteer has specific skills that can contribute to good learning of patients, activities can be implemented on the different units.

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The volunteer should:
  • be committed to improving the social conditions of life of others.
  • have high ideals, caring about the welfare of others ,especially those who need it the most like homeless people who have been abandoned and/or are mentally ill.

Location

La Paz, Bolivia.

The Center for Rehabilitation and Mental Health San Juan de Dios, is located in the South Zone of Chicani, zone Irpavi 2 No. 50.

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