Emergency

Do you have an emergengy? You don’t know what to do? Call 112.
Streha can offer housing advice: +355 69 98 39 189

Get help

“Streha” shelter supports homeless LGBTI youth who live in hostile environments – to find safe homes, employment, education, training and re-integrate and consolidate their identity.
Do you identify yourself as LGBTI? Are you aged from 18 to 25? Are you homeless or at risk? Are you living in a violent, hostile or abusive environment?

If so, Streha can help you to:

  • o Stay safe during a crisis. .
  • o Find accommodation during an emergency.
  • o Access our specialists support.
  • o Develop skills, identify and achieve life goals.

We achieve these by offering:

  • o Access to get advices from one of our housing specialists.
  • o Live connection with a mentor for one to one support. .
  • o Evaluation of needs and support with specific services.
  • o Access to life skills training, events and peer support networks in order to achieve personal empowerment.

To find out how we can help you, see below:
Call us: 0699839189

Emergency help: 112

Get online support:

Application Form

Referral

We evaluate each referral case after case.
Following an initial conversation, if our services are for you, we will invite you in for an assessment with a member of staff, to discuss about your situation and the circumstances around your housing problems. From that moment our staff will provide support, advice and guidance for you. This could also include:

  • o Completing forms.
  • o Meetings with the evaluation staff.
  • o Providing instant accommodation.

We may also refer you into our Mentoring program (including live chat). We can only discuss potential referrals to other areas of support. This will be discussed with you and will depend on your individual situation.
If you are thinking about accessing Streha services, having the following items can make a big difference in our housing procedures:

  • o Your own photo ID, passport or driving license.
  • o Health card.t
  • o Your bank account (with 3 months of statements).
  • o Being able to give to Streha’s staff the details of two people who can provide you with a character reference (employer, youth worker, nurse, teacher, social worker, institution).

Even if you don’t have these items, please do still get in touch with us.
To make an online referral to Streha, click here:
Formulari i aplikimit .

Safe House

The first house for LGBTI young people when being assisted in distance, it’s called Safe House. At Safe House, young people have the necessary safety and space to secure housing, employment, training, whilst learning to live independently. During this time, their progress is being observed by our team specialists. The purpose of this initiative is to assist young LGBTI people seeking for help on their empowerment, re-integration, as decent individuals within the society.
This kind of assistance is offered to all the beneficiaries who: have applied but are above the allowed number of beneficiaries for staying in Streha; have passed the permitted time of staying; are under 18 or above 25 years old; are not at a high level of risk for integration. The assessment is individual for each case and the multi-disciplinary team evaluates them.
Let us know if you are interested in becoming a corporate partner or donor:

sos@strehalgbt.al info@strehalgbt.al ndihme@strehalgbt.al .

If you need support get help

Online support

If you’re a young LGBTI person looking for support, talk to one of our digital mentors.

If you have a concern, question, challenge, interest, opportunity, our trained mentors are here to explore all of these with you. You can choose the most convenient way to communicate with your mentor through chat, messaging, video calls or audio..

Request a digital mentor and fill the form.

Application Form

Whether you want a quick, one-off chat about an upcoming job interview or a few sessions to plan how you can come out to your family – our mentors can help. You can talk about whatever you want, no matter how un/important, our mentors are pleased to support you through any questions or concerns you may have. Our mentors are trained to help you explore the following topics:

  • o Housing and accommodation
  • o Developing skills
  • o Coming out to your friends and family
  • o Bullying and abuse
  • o Looking after your wellbeing
  • o Building relationships with others
  • o Finding local services and similar groups
  • o Something else

Our Digital Members are not available around the clock and sessions need to be planned and booked in advance. If you need urgent help, considering suicide or feeling like you are in immediate danger, click here: Emergency.

Mentors

If you have a concern, question, challenge, interest, opportunity, our trained mentors are here to explore all the above.
Streha mentors can work with you to set and achieve goals that are important to you – these do not have to relate directly to your gender or sexuality. Everyone is different, but some topics that you may discuss are:

  • o Housing and accommodation
  • o Connecting with local services and similar groups
  • o Developing skills
  • o Understanding your identity
  • o Coming out to your friends and family
  • o Dealing with bullying and abuse
  • o Work achievements
  • o Improving your health and emotional wellbeing

Face to face mentoring

If you’re based in or near Tirana or anywhere in Albania, we can connect you to a mentor who you can meet on a regular basis for one-to-one support. Click here to fill out the mentoring application form.

Application form

Online mentoring

No matter where you live in Albania, our digital mentors can support you by getting connected to the services in your area.
Click here to access online mentoring:

Contact

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