Social services for families

Targeted support services for families in times of crisis aim at stabilizing and strengthening the capacities of families to fulfill their children’s needs in a sustainable way. However, societal relations, family structures and familial challenges are not static. In order to ensure that they meet actual needs effectively, it is necessary to regularly analyze, reflect on and adapt family services.

The aim of the project, which is conducted on behalf of Caritas diocese St. Pölten (Lower Austria), is to analyze the performance and impact of three different family services the Caritas is offering in this region and to identify gaps within the current structure of family services in Lower Austria. The study provides a basis for further development of the Caritas services for families.

Project duration: February – July 2017

Project team:

Elisabeth Buchner
Gunter Graf