Cáritas Argentina Comisión Nacional
Cáritas is love turned to and proven in action. Our main challenge is to provide assistance, hope and opportunities to leave poverty behind. We seek to transform the lives of the poor, not only through material assistance, but also, by being close to the and offering emotional and spiritual support.
MISSION: Caritas Argentina is the organization that encourages, coordinates and organizes the Church's charitable pastoral work, seeking to generate and provide comprehensive responses to the problems of poverty based on the values of dignity, justice and solidarity.
*EDUCATION AND EARLY CHILDHOOD
-Objective: To meet the educational needs of communities, families and individuals for the basic fulfillment of this right in vulnerable populations.
-Description: Strengthening of the educational and parenting role of parents - Accompaniment and promotion of formal and non-formal education at compulsory and higher education levels - Training for incorporation into the labor market.
-Target population: Children - Youth and adults - Pregnant women and their children between 0 and 5 years old.
-Where takes place: 20 provinces of Argentina - 180 locations.
-Objective: To promote the generation of jobs and the satisfaction of basic needs of people in vulnerable communities through family and community labor enterprises.
-Description: Trades training - Food sovereignty (communitarian orchards, food production)- Finances (revolving funds, microcredits)- Infrastructure, Logistics and Equipment (support for production and sale);Community tool banks.
-Target population: Families belonging to vulnerable communities, specially households run by women.
-Where takes place: 15 provinces - 20 locations.
*PREVENTION AND CARE OF DRUG ADDICTION
-Objective: To set up a net meant to prevent people from falling into drug addiction and assist them, if they do. To help them in the reinsertion into social life.
-Description: To set up community centres - To assist through health professionals - To offer emotional and spiritual comfort - To provide personal aid - To provide trades training for people in recovery process.
-Target population: Men, women and children suffering from addiction and living in vulnerable communities.
-Where takes place: 20 provinces - 86 community centres.
*FOOD RESPONSE IN VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES
-Objective: To offer nutritional assistance in vulnerable communities.
-Description: To provide nourishment to vulnerable families - To teach and promote hygiene and healthcare habits.
-Target population: Families belonging to vulnerable communities, specially children and pregnant women.
-Where takes place: 24 provincies - More than 300 community soup kitchens and aid centres.
Address: Balcarce 236 - Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
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