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A global humanitarian organization has been active in Brazil for over 50 years, dedicated to caring for children, strengthening their families, and advocating for the right to live within a family and community. They have 106 projects in 31 locations across 12 states and the Federal District, all aimed at ensuring that no child has to grow up alone.


  • Institutional Shelter Service: The Institutional Shelter Service operates in the form of a Family Home and adheres to all national regulations for this type of service. It accommodates children and/or adolescents in two houses with a capacity for 20, who require protection due to violations of their rights.

  • Family and Community Strengthening: The Family and Community Strengthening Service includes a Child Education Center, support for Community Centers, a project for refugees called “Brazil Without Borders” in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and the House of Opportunities, a service for youth.

  • House of Opportunities: The House of Opportunities is a program designed for the development of adolescents and young people aged 15 to 21 in the community who face situations of vulnerability due to weakened or broken family bonds. The work also involves coordinating and mobilizing the Network of services in the Child Rights Guarantee System with a pioneering project, collectively built to combat violence and sexual exploitation of children and adolescents in Capela do Socorro and Parelheiros.

  • CEI (Child Education Center) Herman Gmeiner : The Herman Gmeiner Child Education Center caters to children aged 0 to 3 years and 11 months on a full-time basis. Currently, the service supports approximately 317 children from the community. In addition to caring for the children, the service also provides support to their families in emergency situations, collaborating with partners in the Service Network when needed.