The Children’s Aid Foundation

The Children’s Aid Foundation is a Danish non-profit organization for children in-care and socially abandoned youths

The Children’s Aid Foundation

The Children’s Aid Foundation is a Danish non-profit organization for children in-care and socially abandoned youths
Børnehjælpsdagens sommerfest 2015 for plejebørn og deres plejefamilier i Ree Park. Foto: Jakob Mark.

We work in Denmark for children between 0 and 17-years-old who are placed in-care, and for socially abandoned and vulnerable young people up to 29-years-old. We provide them with the tools they need to lead a stronger life and help equip them to meet the challenges the world brings their way.

We prepare them for adulthood and enhance their chances for receiving an education, getting a job and ultimately become independent and self-supporting and supportive people.

We are responsible for a wide range of projects, camps and events in which the children can participate. Our goal is to strengthen both the mind: mental robustness, and the body: physical sturdiness, with a focus on social and personal competences, exercise and nutrition.

We also provide practical tools and methods for creating a more structured daily life.

Amongst our projects are ”The Bank of Dreams” which aims to make the children’s biggest dreams come true, and The Children’s IT-Foundation, that annually donate more than 500 laptops to children in-care and socially abandoned youths.

Last year, 9720 in-care children and socially abandoned youths directly benefitted from our work.

MORE ABOUT OUR WORK

The in-care children are typically staying with foster families or in institutions. The socially abandoned youths either are receiving, or have received, help from a municipality via a contact person or some type of personal program designed to facilitate their transition to adulthood.

Most of the socially abandoned youths we work with have previously been in-care as children.

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