About Abrigo

Abrigo Rainha Silvia is a shelter for pregnant women and their kids, in Itaborai outside of Rio de Janeiro. Abrigo has functioned for over 25 years. Abrigo is a shelter, but urges at doing more than just sheltering women. We want to prepare the women for the future, through studies and preparations for a independent life. Most of the women living on Abrigo are victims of either domestic violence or sexual abuse. Others have experience of severe drug and/or alcohol addiction. The goals are long term, but as stated above, with a distinct goal; to help the women to help themselves, and hence to change the future for themselves and their kids. If you understand some swedish or portuguese this video is a helpful way to get to know one of the girls of Abrigo: http://vimeo.com/21997907 To watch the movie you need Adobe Flash Player: Download