Bizitegi provides care for people at risk of social exclusion in Bizkaia. We assist homeless people, who live permanently on the streets of Bilbao, and people suffering drug addiction and/or mental illness.

The aim of our support model is to facilitate processes of social integration in order to afford people a greater degree of autonomy and the best possible quality of life.

We provide services with different levels of assistance, ranging from high levels, where we work with individuals in all (or almost all) areas of their life and provide 24-hour services, to low levels where we may only have occasional contact with our clients.

Through our network of services we provide individual and group services that we believe support this objective.

DAY CENTRES

136 places; 226 people attended to

(43W, 183M)

We offer places and activities that help provide normality and rehabilitate people, and which meet the needs of the users and allow them to establish bonds of affection and a feeling of belonging.

  • Onartu (15 places) Covers basic needs of hygiene, coffee and warmth, as well as the opportunity to begin the social integration process. Aimed at: homeless people.
  • Rekalde (25 places). Aims to facilitate, support and guide the process of social integration for people who have expressed the desire to change their life. Aimed at: people with drug addiction and/or mental illness.
  • Uribarri (20 places). Works with people who are in a phase of maintaining the change. Aimed at: people with drug addiction and/or mental illness.
  • 105 (8 places). Provides services to users with different levels of autonomy, as well as 24-hour assistance.
  • Rehabilitation (14 places). Provides assistance for people with a greater degree of mental or physical deterioration, trying to reduce the deterioration for a better quality of life via cognitive rehabilitation, group work and fostering capabilities. Aimed at: people with mental illness.
  • Irumineta (30 places). Enables people to acquire, learn and maintain habits and skills through occupational, training, domestic and relationship activities. Aimed at: people with mental illness.
  • Zizeruene (24 places). Helps people acquire, learn and maintain habits and skills via occupational, pre-employment, training and relationship activities. Aimed at: people with mental illness.

RESIDENTIAL

85 places; 96 people attended to

(31W, 65M)

We provide decent housing and services that ensure a good environment, encourage communal living and foster an optimum quality of life.

  • Protected housing (42 medium-impact places). Assistance is given to enable people to acquire and develop social skills and healthy lifestyle and hygiene habits in order to gain more autonomy and lead a more dignified life. Aimed at: people with mental illness.
  • Iruminetxesmall care home (7 high-impact places). Provides assistance for people with low levels of autonomy who need continual support. Aimed at: people with mental illness.
  • Mina del Morro (6 places). Residential home providing a medium level of assistance. Aimed at: people with drug addiction and/or mental illness.
  • Peñaskal (6 places). Residential home providing a medium level of assistance. Aimed at: people with drug addiction and/or mental illness.
  • Homeless Apartments (11 places). Residential service for homeless people.
  • Sheltered homes (13 places). Residential service for elderly people at risk of social exclusion and / or lack of protection.

SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY INTERVENTION

We provide assistance for homeless people in the municipality of Bilbao.

*Municipal service

  • Street Intervention Team. 499 people given support. (84W, 415M)
  • Educational (Elejabarri Municipal Shelter). 648 people given support

ACCOMMODATION

83 places; 431 people given support

(60W, 371M)

Aimed at providing basic hygiene needs, reducing harm and improving the quality of life for homeless people.

*Uribitarte Municipal Night Shelter Service: (83 places): Provides temporary accommodation for people in situations of acute social exclusion.

*Municipal service

SUPPORT FOR MAINTAINING AN INDEPENDENT LIFE

12 places; 13 people given support

(5W, 8M)

Support for maintaining an independent life; improving people’s quality of life; providing support for maintaining an independent life as an integral part of the community; making use of their own resources (both personal and financial and material resources), and the available community resources.

  • Ireki (12 places).