Charitable Foundation Caritas Georgia was officially founded on November 3, 1994, by the Catholic Church, dedicated to the service of the poor in Georgia and to the promotion of charity and justice.
The mission of Caritas Georgia is to promote human development and social justice, bring relief to vulnerable and disadvantaged people in accordance with Christian values, encouraging their self-responsibility and dignity.
From the outset, Caritas Georgia has implemented many projects to help the most deprived people, who live beyond the poverty line. Those, who are lonely elderly, children without parental care, street-connected children, sick and disabled people, everyone who is socially unprotected regardless of their nationality, sex and religion.
Aspiration for attaining the objectives is most clearly manifested by the projects implemented by Caritas Georgia in the following programs:
“Armenian Caritas” was founded in 1995 by the Armenian Catholic Church with the extensive support from the Catholic Relief Services. “Armenian Caritas,” which has ‘Benevolent NGO status,’ focuses its domestic efforts on social protection and care, community-based development programs to improve the living and educational conditions, to improve public health to the most vulnerable social groups, migration and integration to implement sustainable reintegration measures for returnees and humanitarian and development activities. “Serve different vulnerable groups with love and compassion, respecting the dignity of each individual:” this is the mission which leads “Armenian Caritas.” The vision of “Armenian Caritas” is to be a strong and significant role player in consolidation of social justice and social protection in the Republic of Armenia.
There are seven main objectives of the Armenian Caritas:
“Armenian Caritas” continues to extend its services throughout Armenia and operates throughout the RA provinces of Shirak, Lori, Gegharkunik, Ararat as well as Yerevan City. Today, “Armenian Caritas” boasts a solid institutional base, with a clearly defined mission and vision, vast number of local and international partners. It maintains a strong potential for growth in order to serve its beneficiaries at an increasing capacity.
“Armenian Caritas” is a member of the Caritas Internationalis confederation and Caritas Europe, and international Caritas network of over 160 members that provides emergency aid and support to countries all around the world.