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Florescer Social

Our journey in the Netherlands began in July 2019 with a social work, called Plantão Biopsicossocial Ouvidos no Vondel, carried out with volunteer professionals.

Ouvidos no Vondel began as an in-person, free-of-charge initiative. We met at Vondelpark in Amsterdam, very close to the statue of Joost van den Vondel (from whom we borrowed the name for this project). In the park, under the trees or near the water, each volunteer offered technical listening and assistance to clients seeking support.

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, our service transitioned online.

Currently, our multidisciplinary team comprises a social worker (providing external support), a virtual counselor, psychologists, a medical doctor, and an economist.

Joost van den Vondel statue at Vondelpark
Ouvidos no Vondel's logo

The service takes place regularly on the first Saturday of the month and all Portuguese speakers (over 18 years old) living in the Netherlands are welcome!

Still in March 2020, concerned about the group of care professionals due to the pandemic scenario, we began offering a space for those dedicated to others, and this initiative was called "Circle Conversation for Professionals", providing support and building a network for Brazilian professionals across different countries in Europe, North America, and Latin America.

Between February and May 2021, we also held the Circle Conversation for Mothers & Fathers, named "Bem Maior", recognizing the importance of providing a space for dialogue and support for parents navigating the challenges of the pandemic alongside their children in both the Netherlands and Brazil.

These circle conversations brought immeasurable benefits to both us, the organizers, and the participants.

Online circle conversations
Celebration at Vondelpark

Our history, now with years of dedication to free, quality services, professionalism, and respect, has been one of our driving forces to continue with our carefully crafted work for you!

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