Vin (transl. Oasis) is a Day Shelter in Reykjavik for people with mental health problems. Aiming to reduce isolation and improve the quality of life of people with such problems, it was established by The Red Cross in Reykjavik.
Friends of Vin is an interest group, established in 2011 with the sole purpose of ensuring the continuous operation of Vin. At that point in time, the Red Cross had been running the shelter for 20 years but had announced it would close the shelter down due to lack of funding.
An agreement was made in 2012 between the City of Reykjavik, the Ministry of Welfare, the Red Cross and Friends of Vin to secure the operation of Vin for three years.
Aurora Foundation’s grant made it possible for Friends of Vin to uphold their part of the agreement.