Caritas Prague has celebrated its 20th anniversary

In 2011, Caritas Prague celebrated its 20th anniversary. Since its re-launch in 1991, a network of social projects have been realized within the Archdiocese of Prague, and vast international projects have been put in place. Please view the photo gallery.

Our St. Charles Lwanga Buikwe Hospital has celebrated its 5th Birthday

What were the last 5 years in our hospital like? We have treated more than 140 thousand patients and we have helped to give birth to more than 3000 children. Our doctors have attended to more than 60 thousand patients infected with malaria, and helped thousands of patients overcome malnourishment. We perform Caesarians every three days, without which, both the mother and the child would not survive. On average, the hospital performs 90 thousand medical interventions each year. Every day, the waiting rooms are full of people seeking medical attention. Every day we help about 100 people. Without our help, most of these people would not survive. Thanks to you - our donors, the hospital helps people in need and is now celebrating its 5th year in operation.  

Facts about Child Sponsorship Program

In January 2012, the amount of children supported by Czech donors in the Child Sponsorship Program exceeded 30 thousand. Caritas Prague has been the first organization in the Czech Republic to introduce the Child Sponsorship Program, launched 19 years ago. Today Caritas helps in Sub-Saharian Africa, India and Belarus. Half of the above mentioned children have already completed their lower education and are now in higher education or getting ready for their future professional life. Learn more.

Family poverty: Jana’s story

Photo: illustrative photo, Lubomír Kotek, Caritas Czech Republic

Jana is a young woman from west Bohemia. She had a dream of working as a chef in a spa hotel, so she went to a college specialised in chef trainings. At the time, Jana met a partner on a social website. He was funny and she liked him a lot. Things moved on very quickly and they married four months after they first met. Very soon after the wedding their first daughter was born and later on a son with mental health problems.

Give a Christmas gift to victims of domestic violence

Give a Christmas gift to victims of domestic violence

Give a gift this Christmas, not only to your own loved ones, but also to an unknown battered woman. They live among us with hidden pain and suffering. They cannot enjoy a beautiful and merry Christmas. From their close ones they only receive wounds to their body and spirit, never gifts.

26th Benefit Concert

26th Benefit Concert

The Caritas of the Archdiocese of Prague is hosting the 26th BENEFIT CONCERT supporting the St. Charles Lwanga Buikwe Hospital in Uganda.
For more information see the invitation.

Against fear and humiliation. Caritas opens new center to assist homeless women.

Against fear and humiliation. Caritas opens new center to assist homeless women.

The streets of this big city are dangerous at night. A woman might prefer to ask a male chaperone to walk with her if she finds herself faced with the prospect of returning home through dark and deserted streets in the small hours of the night. But not everyone has a home to return to. In Prague alone, at least 800 women are living on the street. We met with some of them at the newly-opened women-only daytime center on Žitná Street – the only one of its kind in the Czech Republic.

Agel Foundation accepts patronage of the Gloria Shelter Home

Agel Foundation accepts patronage of the Gloria Shelter Home

On Wednesday, October 5, 2016, the Agel Foundation graciously agreed to act as patron for the Gloria Shelter Home. Women's shelters help mothers overcome grave life crises, as they suddenly find themselves in the street, and are moreover at risk of having their children taken away and put into institutional care by child protection services. However, these shelters would not be able to do their good work without the kind support of donors.

Caritas gives food aid to the poor

Caritas gives food aid to the poor

As of July, people in need have been receiving food and other basic necessities under a program of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs which is financed from the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD). Distribution of this aid across the country lies primarily in the hands of Caritas and other non-profit organizations.

24th Benefit Concert

How you can support Caritas Prague

Counselling Centre for Migrants

  • Are you an applicant for international protection or have you already been granted such protection on the territory of the Czech Republic?

  • Do you need social or legal advice?

  • Are you interested in assistance when dealing with authorities?

  • Do you need job search assistence or help with finding a vocational training?

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