Eine Frau kauft ein im Caritas-Markt
Eine Frau kauft ein im Caritas-Markt

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. 


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. 

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How your donation helps



have a KulturLegi and thus have discount for culture and sport




support disadvantaged children



advice sessions

could be conducted by the Caritas debt advice service



mountain farmer families

received 1'198 weeks of support from 909 Caritas volunteers


Selected projects Engagement for a Switzerland without poverty

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