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Project Empathy - Drug Prevention Service Project for Ethnic Minority Parents And The High-risk Youth Service / Social Rehab. & Crime Prevention Service
   
Service Brief
 
We concern the service gap and needs of ethnic minorities (EM) on drug preventive and rehabilitation service. Sponsored by Beat Drugs Fund since August 2021, Project Empathy provides drug prevention services for high risk youth from Non-Chinese communities. We add focus on cannabis abuse among EM at-risk youths and hidden young drug abusers. Through harm reduction approach and interactive activities, our target youths will have a more comprehensive and profound understanding and concepts on the consequences of cannabis abuse and drug trafficking, and therefore nurturing their attitude to against with drug abuse. Besides, we strengthen the supports for parents/caregivers of and EM at-risk youths and hidden young drug abusers, increasing their awareness on early help-seeking and understanding towards the legal consequences of drug abuse, and the availability of social service on drug abuse.
 
Service Objective
 
Through physical outreaching service at night-time and midnight period and online outreaching service, educational groups and so on, we provide drug prevention service to EM high-risk youths and their parents/caregivers. We aim to enhance the capability on drug avoidance and early identify and intervene the EM at-risk youths and hidden young drug abusers as well as the provision of supports to their parents/caregivers, so as to enhance their self-efficiency and build up a healthy and positive lifestyle.
 
Service Users
  • Ethnic minority (Non-Chinese) youth at-risk and their parents/caregivers lived in Hong Kong
  • Hidden drug abusers
Scope of Service
  • Outreaching service: Nighttime and Midnight outreaching, on-the-spot crisis intervention and counseling service
  • EM peer educators: who speak Urdu, Hindi, Nepalese and English to provide peer support and peer counseling service
  • Activities: provide healthy life style building, drug awareness enhancement and drug offences knowledge
  • Vocational training: job searching, interviewing skills and interpersonal skills
  • Educational groups: provide the youths with intervention on consequences of cannabis abuse and drug trafficking, as well as equipping their parents /caregivers with skills and ability to handle the situation of drug use in their children
  • Service referral: referring drug abusers to rehabilitation and treatment services or other related service.
 
Service Fee
 
Free of Charge
   
Service Hours
 

Monday to Friday

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Closed

 
Service Application
 
Applicant may submit the application directly or through referral made by other organizations/institutions.
   
Service Withdrawal
 
Service can be terminated upon worker's professional judgment and mutual agreement made with the service users. Service users may terminate service voluntarily at any juncture of the service process.
   
Enquiries and Contact
 
Address: Room 404, 2/F, 402-404 Shanghai Street, Kowloon (near Yau Ma Tei MTR Exit A1)
Tel: (852) 2323 3983
Fax: (852) 3747 0456
Email:pic_msr@sracp.org.hk