OMEGA focuses on human health. First of all, the health offers start at the level of behavior and accompany the clients on their ways to better mental and physical health. However, OMEGA also works at the ratio level and, with its health and integration projects, enables e.g. communication courses or Heath-Information lessons for many migrants ans also for asylum seekers, which would otherwise not be available for them.
Here are some examples for our Health projects:
In this project, we advise, supervise and treat people with health problems. The goal of all activities is always to improve the living conditions of the target group in terms of improving health conditions and thus enabling a healthy life. The target group of the project are persons who are (still) unfamiliar with the Austrian health system or who can not sufficiently use it due to various access barriers. Focussed are individuals with special needs (for example torture victims, severely traumatized persons).
Heath promotion, integration and meaningful leisure activities are top priorities at OMEGA - therefore we also offer sports courses: Football, Volleyball, Cracker Pamir and Spinal Gymnastics for migrants and also for female employees.
There is a separate OMEGA football team, which was founded in 2010 by and forunaccompanied minor refugees. Once a week, Afghan youths bewtween 16 and 21 years old are trained. Since 2014, the team also participates in the "Long Day of Fleeing" -Football-tournament, organized by the UNHCR in Vienna, and has already won twice.
This has been carried out for several years for free and is an offer for all employees as well as for our clients. It takes place under the guidance of a professional trainer and thereby ensures that target group-adapted exercises are carried out.
The main objective of this project is to provide social and inclusive support to migrant women and their families with special needs.
Advice for women and girls on various topics such as violence protection and prevention, protection and education in the field of trafficking and prostitution etc. is an immanent part of the project.
Another focus of the project is the training of multipliers: women from different ethnic communities are taught about violence, violence prevention, self-assertion and empowerment, as well as didactic and teaching methods and trained as multipliers. Subsequently, they transfer what they have learned into their ethnic community or cultural association.