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 For children from children’s homes we offer:


Socio-therapeutic retreats

Our retreats take 3 to 9 days and are mostly held in the Jizera Mountains or the Giant Mountains (altogether 10 camps per year). They are based on work with a small group (12 to 14) of children, teens, and young adults aged 6 to 21 years. The aim is to develop creativity, improve social abilities and practical skills, and to strengthen emotional balance and self-acceptance. These professional programs employ many theraputic techniques that allow our clients to express themselves non-verbally (through art therapy, music therapy, movement therapy, and relaxation, for example). This approach helps to mitigate the consequences of emotional deprivation and to strengthen children’s inner capacity for dealing with their current situations. We place the emphasis on the individual, and on creating a stable, safe environment, which the children may repeatedly visit. 

Since 1997 we have organized 147 socio-therapeutic retreats, where more than 750 children and young people have repeatedly participated.

Training-flat stays

We organize stays at our training flat in Prague for groups consisting of six guests, aged 15 to 19 years (altogether 12 stays per school year). During these stays young people learn real-life skills, such as drafting a weekend budget, getting around using mass transport, shopping, cooking, and keeping up a rented flat. Though a practical, step-by-step approach, they gain firsthand experience doing all the tasks they will face upon leaving the children’s home (such as money management, job and flat hunting, dealing with debts and other challenging life situations). The goal is to strengthen the young people’s self-reliance by giving them greater responsibilities and preparing them for situations they will encounter in the real world, such as communicating with people in banks, in shops, during job interviews, etc.

During these stays the participants also get to consider what their lives might be like after leaving the children’s home, giving them a chance to evaluate their options.

Since 1997 we have organized 64 stays at the training flat, with more than 100 young people having participated. Retreats and activities for children and young people are often dependent on the political situation in the Czech Republic, making funding difficult to ensure. Our activities are often subject to cuts, even though the number of children in children’s homes who need help does not go down.

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