Caritas – Hong Kong was founded in 1953 by the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong to offer relief and rehabilitation services to the poor and the distressed. It has continuously developed and modified its work in response to the changing needs of Hong Kong.
The wide range of services provided by Caritas – Hong Kong address basic human needs and include social work, education, medical care, community development and hospitality etc. Its special attention is directed to the needs and aspirations of the underprivileged, the last, the least and the lost within the community.
To provide comprehensive quality services and the development of the whole person
To build up a friendly and caring society
To help the underprivileged and the vulnerable
To enable people to develop their potential
To promote mutual understanding and reconciliation
To establish a spirit of reciprocity to the community from which the people have benefited
To be rooted in Christian heritage
To develop human dignity
To emphasize and instil ethics and humanitarian concerns
Humanity isn’t made up of the most powerful leaders, the richest people or the people who shout the loudest. Caritas has created a giant collage of faces which includes many different and contrasting faces as part of its Share the Journey campaign on the culture of encounter.
More than 400 people from 146 Caritas organisations gathered in Rome for the 21st Caritas General Assembly, an event designed for delegates to come together in solidarity and decide new ways to serve the most vulnerable around the world.