Fundación Dianova Uruguay

Founded in 1999, the Dianova Foundation in Uruguay operates social and educational programmes for people with substance use disorders and their families. Programmes are carried out at Dianova’s outpatient facility in Rondeau (Montevideo) and at Chanaes, a therapeutic centre for patients with dual disorders, i.e. a population with both an addictive disorder and another mental illness.

Visit at Dianova Chanaes centre in Uruguay

Visit of Marisa Linder, President of the Uruguayan Institute of Childhood and Adolescence (INAU) and the Secretary General of the National Drug Council (JND) at the centre of Chanaes where Dianova implements a programme for patients with dual pathology (addiction and other mental health disorders)

Dianova Uruguay in 2018

128 Employees

Women: 55%, men: 45%

2 facilities

1 outpatient facility et 1 residential centre

61 people served

By the Foundation’s educational and training programmes in 2018 (190 indirect beneficiaries)

637 people served

By Dianova Uruguay’s addiction and mental health programmes in 2018 (3.470 indirect beneficiaries)

Programmes and activities 2018

  • Comprehensive treatment programme for adolescents with substance use disorders
  • Residential programme for patients 17- 29 years with dual disorders
  • Outpatient therapeutic, counselling and referral programme for people with substance use disorders
  • Collaboration with specialized team of the Ciudadela programme
  • Maldonado: information, counselling, evaluation and referral centre
  • Aleros project: community project for people with substance use disorders and their families
  • Rieles programme for social, educational and vocational reintegration
  • Enlaces support programme for people in the reintegration phase

Impact on the Sustainable Development Goals

3.4 By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being.

3.5 Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol.

4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship

8.6 By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training

10.2 By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status

17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships

Related Activities

Dianova Uruguay pays particular attention to the effective management of mental health problems associated with substance use disorders; the residential dual pathology programme in Chanaes, in the department of San José, treated 71 people in 2018 (220 indirect beneficiaries), contributing directly to SDG 3 (Good health and well-being) targets 4 and 5. The integral treatment programme for adolescents (38 direct beneficiaries), the outpatient programme (37 beneficiaries), the Ciudadela facility (394 beneficiaries) and the Aleros project (97 beneficiaries) directly contributed to SDG 3, target 4 in particular.

The social, educational and vocational Rieles and Enlaces support programmes               are dedicated to helping people reintegrate successfully in their communities (61 direct beneficiaries), thus contributing directly to SDG 4 (Quality education) target 4 and, transversally, to SDG 8 (Decent work and economic growth) target 6 and SDG 10 (Reduced inequalities) target 2. In addition, through the implementation of partnerships with public networks, Dianova Uruguay contributed to SDG 17 (Partnerships for the goals) target 17.

Contact information

Some of the projects or activities currently running in Fundación Dianova Uruguay

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