Success stories

“Our house”

An example of social enterprise in Serbia is an association fot the support of persons with developmental disabilities “Our House”.

The Association is existing for seven years based on the initiative of parents, wanting to young people with congenital problems not to stay all their life as a passive members of society. With their activities, as one of the necessary support service they founded a Living room as an innovative support program for people with developmental disabilities, which represents the social model approach to the work and aims a life and vocational training, development of social skills and provides condition for social inclusion.

Besides Living room they founded a service support for employment through the establishment of a cooperative for the production of paper products, which is based on voluntary engagement, education, development of support services and at the end-profit. This has provided the condition for social inclusion of marginalized groups. Their customers are getting a chance for their first, real, profitable business.