Support for Street Children

They are running from violence or abuse and sometimes just out of boredom.  Even in Germany, there are many children or adolescents living in the streets.

Project Region Germany europa
Project Title Support for Street Children
Project Year 2014

According to data in reports concerning street children, 2,500 children and adolescents over 12 years old live on the streets – for a variety of reasons – each year in Germany. Approximately 300 of them will become homeless children who live on the streets having fled neglect and abuse and will be forced to survive by begging, prostitution or theft.

ORK_Hamburg_4987The Foundation supports a national street children program with Streetwork stations in Berlin, Dortmund, Hamburg and Köln. Through the program, social workers were able to save 377 children from homelessness and provide them with a hopeful perspective on life.