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Address: V. Sargissian str. 8, Side Street, Nr. 3, 3118 Gyumri, Armenia
Telephone: +374 312 572 01
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Armenian Caritas was founded in 1995 by the Armenian Catholic Church.

Armenian Caritas, which has ‘Benevolent NGO status’, focuses its domestic efforts on social protection and care, community-based development programmes 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.

Since the beginning of its work, Armenian Caritas has provided direct assistance to thousands of people in 125 communities of Armenia.

“Serve different vulnerable groups with love and compassion, respecting the dignity of each individual:” This is the mission which leads Armenian Caritas.

There are main five directions of the Armenian Caritas:

  • Social protection and care: with special focus on the issues of children from disadvantaged families, children with disabilities and senior citizens living alone;
  • Public Healthcare: with special focus on development of primary health care system
  • Community development: with special focus on the capacity building of rural communities, schools and women;
  • Migration, integration and prevention of trafficking: with special focus on the reintegration of returnees and prevention of illegal migration and trafficking;
  • Emergency preparedness and response.

Along with provision of basic needs, care and development activities for the targeted groups, Armenian Caritas also concentrates its efforts on the advocacy actions and state social policy revisions striving to assure more sustainable change.

Its headquarters are located in Gyumri, Armenia and has a management staff of approximately 25 people; there are another 150 staff members and 80 international and local volunteers involved in operations of the ten programmatic centres of the organisation.

Caritas Armenia continues to extend its services throughout Armenia and operates throughout the provinces of Shirak, Lori, Gegharkunik, Ararat as well as Yerevan City.

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