De Regenboog Groep
De Regenboog Groep is a publicly and privately funded organisation committed to people who find themselves in a situation of social exclusion, or financial problems, or both. Its goal is to support people experiencing homelessness, people who use drugs, sex workers and people experiencing psychological/psychiatric and social problems in Amsterdam and stimulate their active participation in society.
DRG welcome more than 5.500 visitors in their drop-in centres each year, and for more than 30 years the organization has been operating from a harm reduction framework. A rich array of programs, including low-threshold facilities, drug consumption rooms, counselling services, informal care and peer-to-peer support make up the bulk of their work.
Aimed at offering a holistic service, De Regenboog Groep works in close collaboration with local and international partners around the topics of health, addiction, psychiatry, homelessness and social exclusion.
Correlation European Network of Social Inclusion & Health was set up in 2004 by De Regenboog Groep and it now includes over 220 members from 32 countries. The network cooperates with researchers, policy makers, politicians, interests groups and everyone who provides health and social care to vulnerable groups, with a particular emphasis on HCV, new drugs and new patterns of consumption, harm reduction and overdose prevention.
In addition to its network activities, Correlation is involved in several European projects, and develops activities directed towards monitoring, capacity building and advocacy of harm reduction efforts.