2017.11.20
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Proverbs 19:17



10. 07 2006.
Temporary Hostel for Men
Maintainer: Oltalom Charity Society, Name of institute: Temporary Hostel for Men, Leader of institute: Ms KÜRTHY, Viktória, Address: 1086 Budapest, Dankó u. 9., Phone number: (+36-1) 210-5400/ extension 258, 117, e-mail: atmenetiszallo@oltalom.hu, Number of beds: 20

The hostel opened in October 1996 to provide temporary accommodation for self-sufficient men of full age without a home.

Our guests are of active age and are either employed or have a good possibility of permanent work.

Our primary goal is to develop cooperation with those who desire to change their situation, to adapt themselves to society. Social worker and tenants sign an individual tending contract for the commonly formulated purposes. Through foundation or other grants the Society renovated and transformed the hostel that formerly worked with 18 beds. The extension made it possible to accept 20 men with the function and services of a traditional temporary hostel. The hostel has four rooms with three beds, two rooms with two beds and one room with four beds with the possibility of washing, cleaning, cooking and resting. Among the provisions of the Society the Temporary Hostel for Men represents more lasting accommodation and care. This provision is nearest to emerging from homelessness into independent living.

Terms and conditions of admission:
- Apply with the person on duty, admission by the decision of the team
- Permanent workplace
- Spending time previously at the night shelter (it is necessary to get to know the applicant).

There is a monthly fee – on the basis of law – to be paid in the hostel; the amount is determined case by case.  Furthermore precautionary saving is obligatory, that depends on salary, and is minimized in 5.000 HUF.

Social workers’ team meetings are held every week to evaluate and select applicants for the waiting list and in case of vacancy, into the hostel. The new tenant must have valid proof of NPHMOS – National Public Health and Medical Officer Service – of the day and x-ray screening. After filling out the printed forms required by the hostel the designated place of residence can be occupied. The hostel worker takes responsibility to manage the tenant’s affairs, to help their social integration, to settle their individual problems and to cultivate their relationships. The tenants’ fundamental physical-, mental- and social needs have to be addressed, but this can be accomplished through the Society’s social and health services. Most importantly, it is necessary to support the integration of the homeless individual, the stability of his employment, and the allocation and saving of his income.

Since 2001 training sessions to develop the abilities of residents (handicraft activity, mental-hygienic program) have been held. Conversations are led by psychiatrists and addictologists. These conversations cover the themes of addictions, rehabilitation and the processes toward leaving the hostel for independent living. The programs aim to improve relationships, solve and treat conflicts.

The professional work of the Temporary Hostel for Men takes place in cooperation with the units of Dankó street 9. The co-workers hold systematic consultations in order to successfully resolve the problems of their guests.