Engagement Switzerland

Caritas Switzerland prevents, fights and alleviates poverty in Switzerland 

Poverty is a reality for many people in Switzerland. Caritas seeks to ensure, by providing a range of services and support, that people affected by or at risk of poverty in Switzerland can manage their situation better and find a way out of poverty. Caritas Switzerland also works on behalf of asylum seekers, refugees and disadvantaged migrants. We also offer support in the last phase of life, family placements for young people in difficult situations and help in disasters. 

Themes

Our engagement

For a Switzerland without poverty

Caritas Switzerland supports people in precarious situations, irrespective of their religious and political views or their ethnicity. Furthermore, Caritas is committed to improving the social, political and economic conditions for people affected by poverty in Switzerland. 

News and stories Contributions in focus

Your donation against poverty in Switzerland
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How your donation helps Figures from 2021

120000

people

have a KulturLegi and thus get a discount for culture and sport 

335

volunteers

support disadvantaged children 

4065

Beratungen

advice sessions could be conducted by the Caritas debt counselling service 

130

Mountain farmer families receiv

received 1'523 weeks of support from 1'206 Caritas volunteers 

Selected projects Engagement for a Switzerland without poverty

When poverty shows its face Portraits from Switzerland 

Header image: A woman shops in a Caritas Market © Alexandra Wey