Care & Support
Caritas is there for everyone who needs special protection and support. This includes people who have been forced to flee their homelands. Caritas offers these people help, represents their interest in the world of politics and in the public sphere, and works towards a peaceful and open society.
Every year, the German Caritas Association focuses on different key thematic issues. The positions linked to the relevant topic are presented in a communication campaign all over Germany. The campaigns are accompanied by an initiative planned to take place over three years.
The German Caritas Association is a registered charity. It is recognised by the German Bishops’ Conference as the institutional association and representation of the Catholic welfare association Caritas in Germany.
Caritas is the largest welfare association in Germany. More than one million people work as paid employees or volunteers in our roughly 25,000 centres and institutions nationwide. We support eleven million people every year in overcoming different social problems and difficult situations.
The decisions made by the European Union are becoming more and more important for how people live and work together in solidarity in Germany and Europe. Brussels also sets new standards in the field of social care services. For this reason, German Caritas actively takes part in the social, education and health policy debates in Europe.
The International Department of Caritas Germany – within Germany called "Caritas international" – performs the international relief work of Germany’s largest Catholic welfare organisation.
Caritas Germany: www.caritas.de
International Department of Caritas Germany: www.caritas-international.de
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