Fields of activities:
|» Cultural Heritage |
» Cultural studies
» Gender and sexuality studies
|» Education (incl. training, pedagogy, didactics) |
» Education (incl. persons with learning disabilities)
» Health sciences
» Public affairs
» Social work
Brief description of your activity focus
We develop projects and services that create solutions for vulnerable situations that often lead to social exclusion.
Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
ABD is a nongovernmental organization founded in the 80’s focused on public interest.
Our mission is to manage and coordinate processes focused on people’s empowerment while enhancing their
autonomy. These processes are to be implemented efficiently, ethically and with proven levels of quality and
We are developing more than 85 programs and services that respond to the processes that create situations of
vulnerability or social exclusion. Situations like drug addiction and associated diseases, migration, violence
family, early motherhood, old age, disability, mental health, or lack of basic goods such as housing and
are addressed to more than 100,000 people we attend each year.
This impact is due to the work of an interdisciplinary team of more than 1,000 professionals in the social and
care and an intervention model that maintains the participation of civil society in all its actions: 400 people
in voluntary work.
ABD is structured in five main intervention areas. Each one has several services to accomplish our mission and
1. Drugs Addiction. Makes an intervention in issues related to drug abuse and HIV/AIDS from a biopsychosocial
community perspective in the services of prevention, care, and inclusion designed to meet specific people’s
promote social development and healthy lifestyles.
2. Poverty and Inclusion. Supplies all collectives in a situation of social vulnerability or exclusion. The strategies
based on prevention, care, and information; all with the aim of achieving social inclusion and integration. The
lines of this area are: labour inclusion, migration and refugees, interculturality and diversity, social
access to housing, promotion of basic supplies, etc.
3.Childhood and family. Offers prevention, treatment and support for families currently experiencing precarious
situations through the use of new methods for improving the wellbeing of families. The beneficiaries of these
programs are people affected by psychosocial problems within the family environment (family violence,
child abuse, separation, etc.).
4.Promotion of personal autonomy and dignified ageing. Makes an intervention in services related to the elderly
as home-care support, residential care, social facilities, etc. It also manages programs that promote awareness
5.Intellectual disabilities. Offers programs related to labour inclusion, residential care, therapeutic occupations,
families’ support, community-based activities, etc.
From the beginning, we are committed to external supervision based on the criteria of ethics, quality, efficiency
accountability. We set up several assurance systems of quality and transparency in entity management and in all
services and programs. From the beginning, ABD has audited its financial data by an external auditor, and since
ABD’s Management System and all our services and programs have been auditing and conforming to ISO Norm
9001:2008 by Bureau Veritas.
Since our foundation in the early 80s, we have always believed that cooperation and collaboration are inherent
in our project. We have worked very hard throughout the years to become a trustful organization. Together with
citizens, public institutions and other organizations, we intend to create a support network. We actively
109 platforms promoted by Third Sector organizations or public administration at local, national and
level. Our most recent annexation has been to become an organization with special consultative status with
from United Nations.