28 December 2018 | In the beginning of December, staff from PSA Zeebrugge flew out to 'De Kleine Dennen' in Knokke. Kleine Dennen is an initiative of non-profit association De Patio, which offers accommodation, live-on-you-own training* and context guidance to youngsters living in precarious conditions. The living area of the youngsters was completely repainted and revamped with brand new furniture.
'De Patio' is an umbrella organization of 10 small-scale initiatives within the special youth assistance in the North-West Flanders region. One of these is 'Kleine Dennen', where 18 boys and girls are housed from birth until their 18th birthday because of a disturbing home situation.
'Kleine Dennen' has two age groups, in which group the youngsters stay depends on their age and level of development. Each youngster has an individual counselor for personal guidance. In addition, the youngsters also receive group and school counselling. Furthermore, they are supported in their growth towards independence. Each child receives full support, taking into account his/her context in order to achieve maximum development opportunities. Every 6 months the objectives are evaluated.