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"But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth."
1 John 3:17-18

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Today in Russia there are many unsolved social problems. Deprived of a guaranteed government support, a man is left alone with his problems. The problems are getting complicated if the person is alone or lives in a family that can neither understand him nor accept his pain. This person needs help...

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We are a charitable organization fulfilling the social ministry of the Catholic Church.
We contribute to the revival of principles of the Christian mercy and charity in the society.

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What we do

The aim of our work:

to become a source and a life center in the acts of solidarity, support and service to peoplein need. The organization's activities cover all kinds of social support and self-help initiatives, are being carried out on the non-commercial basis, and are based on Christian and humane values.

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Today the world is full of evil, injustice and suffering. Social rejection, environmental disasters, famine, diseases, poverty and loneliness - this all is next to us and around us.
We do not have any special recipes and solutions to eliminate the problems existing in the world. But through our service to those in need, we try to remind people about the true values ​​- compassion, understanding, love, and patience. We always remain an island of hope in an ocean of poverty, violence and absurdity.

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12.07.2017 | The program of the family-oriented support for children in difficult life situations in children’s centres Caritas Saint-Petersburg.

 The seminar-training on the program of prevention of violence against children and adolescents "GRIT" held the 28th of June. The seminar was organized by the charity project "Сhildren's Center "Little Island" of "Caritas SPb". The seminar was leading by Svetlana Artemyeva, a head of the board "Civil Initiative", a psychologist from Zlatoust city. The seminar was attended by 20 specialists, psychologists, educators, teachers working in public and private centres and providing support to children and adolescents. The participants highly appreciated Svetlana's professionalism and noted her style of presentation based on the principles of non-violence and dialogue. It was also important that Svetlana shared her experiences, answered questions and generously shared techniques and best practices. A trusting atmosphere that was created by Svetlana in the group, also helped to work on a difficult subject.
Premises in the city centre for a workshop were donated by the Public Organization "Open Space". A huge thanks to the administration for this contribution! We thank colleagues for their fruitful work at the seminar, we wish you a busy summer holiday and are looking forward to cooperation!

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07.07.2017 | Shelter for the Mobility-impaired Disabled “Under the wings of Doris”

Dear readers, today we have old friends of "Caritas St. Petersburg", the grandmasters of the charity organization "Chess Сlub for Disabled Persons" under the direction of master of sports in chess, Antonina Karelina. As always, the tournament is tense and thrilling, and the most importantly - face-to-face, because many chess players communicate with each other on the phone throughout the year and meet in person only once in a year at the shelter. The youngest grandmaster in the tournament is 82 years old, and the oldest is a little over 90!

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