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.
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.
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How your donation helps Figures from 2021
have a KulturLegi and thus get a discount for culture and sport
support disadvantaged children
advice sessions could be conducted by the Caritas debt counselling service
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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