Children and Youth with Disabilities and at Risk
- The children and youth with disabilities and at risk that Caritas’ staff helped in 2018 were 490 people.
- During 2018 Caritas’ staff supported each month 335 children and youth with disabilities and at risk.
Caritas helps children and youth with disabilities and at risk with the following activities and services:
For children, youth and adults with disabilities there are Day Care Centers and Centers for Social Rehabilitation and Integration “Blagoveshtenie” in Sofia, “Milosardie” in Ruse, “St. Francis” in Vesselinovo (Tundja Municipality) and “St. Vincent” in Belene of Caritas Sofia and Caritas Ruse which provide complex professional care and services – kinesitherapy, psychotherapy, art and labor therapy and other specialized activities corresponding to the health, education and rehabilitation needs of children and young people.
For children and families at risk there are Community Support Centers and Centers for Consultation, Training and Support in the village of Oresh (Veliko Turnovo District), “St. Cyril and Methodius” in the town of Kuklen, “Tom Sawyer” in Ruse and “Tsvetnitsa” in Malko Tarnovo, „Ready for school“ in Sofia of Caritas Ruse and Caritas Sofia which provide social, psychological and educational activities.
In the village of Banya (municipality of Nova Zagora), Caritas Sofia implements the program “Access to educational resources” through which implements activities for social and educational integration of children from ethnic minorities.
Sunday adventures: In the village of Belozem and in the town of Rakovski, Caritas Vitania organizes activities for children aged 6 to 11. Every Sunday, under the guidance of a pedagogue, sometimes with the help of young volunteers, for the children are organized varied interesting and useful activities, games, educational films and etc. By providing extra-curricular activities for children, Caritas Vitania’s collaborators aim to make sense of their leisure time, support their social inclusion, and reduce the risk of dropping out of school.