Social centre „Gaiziņš”

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Contact information Contact person
7 Gaiziņa Street, Riga, LV-1010Phone: +371 67336650 E-mail: ilona.luste@redcross.lvWorking days:M-Th: 8:30 pm – 5:00 amFr: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Head of Social Centre „Gaizins”: Ilona Luste


 The Social Centre “Gaiziņš” offers the following social care services:

  1. Services of a night shelter for persons without a permanent place of residence or minors who have suffered from a crisis;
  2. A shelter;
  3. The Health Room (with financial support of the Welfare Department of the Riga City Council);
  4. The humanitarian aid receipt and delivery point;
  5. The HIV prevention point, self-assistance groups for drug addicts and alcoholics;
  6. The programme of food packages from the European Commission for the most impoverished persons.

The Centre implements state and municipal projects and programmes:

  1. The European Commission’s programme for the most impoverished persons – a point for the distribution of food packages.
  2. Provision of municipal public work;
  3. Paid temporary public work in municipalities;
  4. Work practice for young people;
  1. Employment for persons who have performed criminal offence and who have agreed to amicable settlement by doing coercive social work during one’s free time from work or studies.