The “Give Us a Chance” Association is a non-profit, non-governmental, altruistic organization founded by the parents of children with disabilities, from the need for associates to work on creating better social circumstances for the cozy life of their families and their children. Our association is the first and only this type in BiH – we bring together families of children and people with disabilities, regardless of the type of difficulty (mental difficulties, autism, special learning difficulties, difficulty in vision, hearing and motoring, chronic illness and / or multiple difficulties).
The association was registered on March 24, 2011, as a product of recognizing a common problem – securing a place in the society for families of children / persons with disabilities, a decent person and guaranteed by human rights. Therefore, the main reason for the existence of an association is the action on systemic and institutional solutions for these families, and the provision of help to children with disabilities and their families, through a wide range of activities.
As one of the practical extensions of our association through which we (pro) actively solve problems and take care of the needs of our users, the pilot project Servis Center “Give us a Chance” took place.
Services provided by professional staff, friends of the Center and volunteers in the Service Center of the “Give us a chance” association can be used by all families residing in the Sarajevo Canton with members with disabilities – regardless of the medical diagnosis, age and degree disability. The Center’s services are free, and in the first 18 months of the Service Center we provided over 11,000 services for children and people with disabilities, as well as for numerous close family members – parents, guardians, brothers and sisters.
The service center was opened on May 28, 2014, with the support of USAID and the Municipality of Novi Grad, and we started officially on June 2nd of the same year, in new premises in the settlement Alipašino Polje, in the Sarajevo municipality of Novi Grad.