Evropski sklad za regionalni razvoj
Evropski socialni sklad
Slovenski podjetniški sklad
Ministerstvo za gosopodarski razvoj in tehnologijo
Ministerstvo za delo, družino, socialne zadeve in enake možnosti
Erasmus EU
Evropska unija
Evropski kmetijski sklad


humanitarian, voluntary, independent and non-profit association, which has been working in Pomurje since 2003 to connect and meet the needs of vulnerable social groups.

Homeless shelter

The Homeless Shelte Murska Sobota programme aims to address the overall homelessness problem in the Pomurje region. We offer decent and safe accommodation to adults who, due to various circumstances, have been left without suitable accommodation - a home. People who are citizens of the Republic of Slovenia, who have their permanent residence in the area of the municipalities of Pomurje and who, during the initial meetings, prove to be willing to cooperate in solving the current housing problem, may apply for admission to the shelter.

Home is warmth and comfort, a geyser of new strength and a shelter from storms. (Davo Karničar)

Persons are admitted to the shelter voluntarily, of their own free will. They are integrated into services that restore dignity, reduce the risk of falling back into homelessness and have a significant impact on quality of life. We can be reached every day at the Shelter's address, Tomšičeva ulica 16, 9000 Murska Sobota, telephone number 0599 32 520 and e-mail address:

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The homeless shelter is located at Tomšičeva ulica 16 in Murska Sobota, where we run a 24-hour a day, all year round programme, providing accommodation and psychosocial care to 18 people. The Shelter provides all-day activities for self-care, care of the living quarters and surroundings, as well as leisure activities, in which the users are involved according to their own abilities and preferences, with the aim of reintegrating them into the labour market or improving their socio-economic situation. The programme also operates a Secondary Accommodation Unit in Lemerje, where we run a follow-up programme, involving users who have made progress in the psychosocial context but are not able to resolve their housing difficulties independently. The residential community has space for 7 people and operates and lives according to the same principles as the Shelter Unit.

For all people who join our residential programe, we offer:

  • decent and safe accommodation
  • basic life necessities (bed linen, towels, basic toiletries)
  • food, clothing and footwear
  • taking part in daily activities to improve quality of life habits
  • help with socio-economic adjustment
  • professional help and support for personal growth accompaniment and advocacy
  • learning skills, manual dexterity and acquiring new knowledge
  • finding opportunities to return to a social and working environment
  • finding housing options

Programme goals:

  • Provide suitable and safe accommodation
  • Accessibility to social services
  • Informing the user
  • Improving eating and hygiene habits
  • Regulate the status and documents
  • Quality spending of leisure time
  • Acquiring work habits
  • Employment
  • Customer trust and satisfaction
  • Local visibility of the program
  • Involving volunteers

Homeless shelter, Tomšičeva ulica 16, Murska Sobota

Secondary accommodation unit Lemerje


  1. The number of users included in the programme, - to provide care to at least 36 homeless people per year, number of nights spent, number of services provided.
  2. The number of first social assistance services provided and information on different options to solve homelessness.
  3. The number of users who have improved their social situation (regularisation of living conditions, participation in other programs, regularisation of documentation, acquisition of social rights).
  4. User satisfaction rate: analysis of the program by the IRSSV, analysis of questionnaires, or records of user satisfaction.
  5. Analysis of the number of volunteers and hours volunteered in the current year.
  6. The number of presentations of the programme to the public, the number of projects implemented in the local environment (charity campaigns, joining campaigns of other organizations), and the number of collaborations with other aid stakeholders (inter-institutional links and teams, help in organizing aid for users).

"Help at the Door" - fieldwork with potentially homeless people and advocacy

The difficult financial situations, higher expenses than incomes, difficulties in maintaining living spaces, the threat of losing living spaces, addictions, and other personal hardships cause great strains, pressure, and stress, and lead to a lower quality of life.

Help at the door

Sonja and Anja are here for you

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By seeking help in time, taking action, and mobilizing to resolve a crisis, we can overcome great adversity.

The "Help at the Door" program - fieldwork with potentially homeless people and advocacy - is a free preventive coordination and support program to help potentially homeless people stay housed and improve their living conditions. The assistance is free of charge for the users involved. The age of majority is a prerequisite for inclusion.

Contact details
The program is managed by two assistants, Sonja and Anja. They can be contacted at 070 336 663 (Sonja) and 070 673 759 (Anja), or by e-mail at

Depending on the needs of the users, we offer occasional or continuous assistance, which includes conversation, psychosocial support, information and counseling on the existing options to regulate the crisis, support in completing the documentation to claim rights, advocacy, and training to improve the quality of life: learning social and communication skills, financial literacy, taking care of oneself and one's home.

Field visits are carried out throughout the Pomurje statistical region. We come to the user's home environment or to a location agreed in advance. We are available for a minimum of 6 hours every weekday, and visits are arranged individually with the user.

For all people in need, we ensure that a specialist is available during weekdays, by phone and email, between 8:00 and 16:00.

Volunteers also take part in the program. If you see yourself as a volunteer for our program, you are welcome to come for an interview, by prior arrangement. If you perceive financial hardship, debt, unregulated living conditions, or people in need in your local area, you can let us know and we will respond. The program is co-financed by the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities and local municipalities.

Programme goals:

  • Preservation of housing.
  • Amenity of existing living conditions.
  • Accessibility of services.
  • Trust and user satisfaction with the program.
  • A strong network of volunteers.
  • Local visibility of the program.


  1. The number of users who have kept their accommodation, the number of users who have acquired a new accommodation, the number of activation program interventions (improvement of the original living situation, relocation to a suitable accommodation, integration into addiction treatment, active financial resolution, e.g. debt relief).
  2. The number of donations of housing equipment received, the number of meetings with assistance in improving living conditions (counseling and training on housing maintenance, co-funding or grants obtained from individual calls for proposals - e.g. Eco Fund, emergency cash or other financial assistance obtained, actions organized in cooperation with the local community, volunteers or other stakeholders).
  3. The number of locations where the program is implemented, and the number of services provided to users at each location (all contacts with users and information provided to them).
  4. User satisfaction: analysis of user satisfaction questionnaires.
  5. Analysis of the number of volunteers in the current year.
  6. Several presentations of the program to the public, number of projects implemented in the local environment (charity campaigns, joining campaigns of other organizations), number of collaborations with other aid stakeholders (inter-institutional links and teams, help in organizing aid for users).

For a better tomorrow with dementia - a program of support for people with dementia and their families

Dementia robs the patient of the most human of all - memory and personal dignity. It is not easy to understand that a loved one is changing and that certain things are no longer understood.

Today, we do not know how to prevent dementia. But at least we can delay the disease's onset and slow its progression with the right lifestyle choices. It is important to take preventive measures (regular exercise - physical activity, healthy diet, mental activity, good quality sleep, active social life) as early as middle age.

"For a Better Tomorrow with Dementia" is a social welfare program implemented by Mozaik, the Association for Social Inclusion, Soc. Ent. It is a preventive and supportive assistance program for people with dementia, or older people who show signs of cognitive and psychophysical decline with or without a weak social network and who live at home, where they do not have access to the services needed to enhance their functioning and quality of life. The program also benefits relatives or close relatives of people with signs of dementia who live with them or are close to them and are affected by a lack of skills or opportunities in caring for the person with dementia.

The program is implemented in the Administrative Unit Murska Sobota. The workshops are held in the gardens and intergenerational meeting rooms of the Korenika Eco-Social Farm in Šalovci, the Mensana Intergenerational Centre in Murska Sobota, and the Žlica Tourist House in Bratonci and are free of charge for participants.

If you would like to have workshops in your area, would like to find out more about our program, or would like to join us, please call us on 041 380 430 (Nevenka Zrim).

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For people with dementia, we offer a range of workshops on cognitive skills, fitness, creativity, entertainment, cooking, music, and intergenerational activities. We offer individual work, group workshops, and a self-help group. Working with relatives is aimed at better recognition and understanding of the disease, helping them to overcome everyday problems, and improving the quality of family life. The program offers professional support and social network strengthening.


  • To contribute to greater social inclusion of people with dementia or older people and their relatives.
  • To maintain and improve the physical and mental health of the users involved.
  • To build and strengthen own activity and empower users for quality social contacts in the community.
  • Provide psychosocial support and professional support to relatives of people with dementia.
  • Strengthen cooperation with other stakeholders in local areas and improve the service offered.
  • To improve information and raise public awareness of older people and dementia.
  • Extend the program to other municipalities in the UE Murska Sobota area.


  1. The number of users continuously and intermittently involved in the program me(15 continuous users, 30 intermittent users).
  2. The number of delivered workshops  (70 workshops per year: 40 physical and mental health workshops, 10 educational workshops, 10 practical workshops on acquiring new skills, and 10 workshops on quality leisure time.
  3. Mid-term and final evaluation of individual and group work with users.
  4. The number of media publications.
  5. The number of inter-institutional team meetings.
  6. The Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs, and Equal Opportunities and local communities co-finance the program. Volunteers are also involved in the program's activities.