Caritas Bulgaria

Caritas Bulgaria is a Bulgarian non-profit organization implementing social work to support vulnerable people in society. Established in 1993 by decision of the Bishops’ Conference of the Catholic Church in Bulgaria, Caritas Bulgaria is a federation of three Diocesan Catholic organizations: Caritas Sofia, Caritas Ruse and Caritas Vitania. As an organization of the Catholic Church, Caritas Bulgaria follows its mission to create a more humane and just society in which all people, especially the very poor and the oppressed ones, could lead a life of full value. In pursuance of this, Caritas Bulgaria supports its member organizations which implement social activities through their local structures in different regions in Bulgaria. The main areas on which Caritas Bulgaria concentrates its activities are: providing social, health and educational services; response to emergency situations; advocacy activities before the Bulgarian government to develop and implement long-term and effective social policies that lead to sustainable improvement of the quality of life of the poor and vulnerable people. The provided by Caritas services in Bulgaria are in support of: elderly people; children and youth with disabilities and at risk; asylum-seekers, refugees and migrants; disadvantaged women; homeless people.

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