Sweden

Barnrättsbyrån, Child Rights Bureau

Organization: Barnrättsbyrånbarnrättsbyrån 2
Project: Barnrättsbyrån, Child Rights Bureau
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Target group: , Children in alternative care, Street children

Barnrättsbyrån is a low-threshold service open for all children, regardless of their complex of problems that feel that their rights have been violated. The project is a resource with legal and psychosocial expertise that complements existing services and help children and young people to navigate in the system and access the help they need.

Read more: www.barnrattsbyran.se

Contact person at Childhood:
Britta Holmberg
britta.holmberg@childhood.org

Maskrosbarn Summer Camp

Organization: Maskrosbarnmaskrosbarn5
Project: Maskrosbarn Summer Camp
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Target group: , Children in alternative, Street children

Maskrosbarn organizes summer camps for children to parents with alcohol and/or mental problems. The camps give the youth an opportunity to spend part of their summer holiday without feeling responsible for their parents and share their experiences with other young people in a similar situation. The project results in strengthened resilience and reduced sense of loneliness among the participating youth.

Read more: www.maskrosbarn.org

Contact person at Childhood:
Britta Holmberg
britta.holmberg@childhood.org

Support groups online

Organization: TjejzonenTjejzonen
Project: Support groups online
Location: Online, Sweden
Target group: Children who are victims of abuse and exploitation

Childhood helped fund the very popular and academically evaluated online chat resources for at-risk girls, as well as Big Sister Webcam which combines anonymous chat communication addressing difficult issues with face to face mentorship bonding via webcams. The project Support Groups Online consists of girls and volunteers meeting via online group chats to encourage, support and empower each other.
Read more: www.tjejzonen.se

Contact person at Childhood:

Susanne Drakborg
susanne.drakborg@childhood.org

Preschool for Children Living in Shelters

Organization: Alla Kvinnors Husallakvinnorshus
Project: Preschool for Children Living in Shelters
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Target group: Children who are victims of abuse

Alla Kvinnors Hus is a shelter for abused women, whose children also often live under threat and are not able to attend their ordinary preschool. The project provides children with a normal and stable activity during a very difficult period in their lives. It also gives the mothers a chance to get some time on their own to deal with their situation.

Read more: http://www.allakvinnorshus.org/

Contact person at Childhood:
Britta Holmberg
britta.holmberg(a)childhood.org

 

Organization: Skåne Stadsmission
Project: Expansion of Unga Forum Malmö
Location: Malmö, Sweden
Target group: Children victims of abuse

 Skåne Stadsmission’s Unga Forum offers at-risk children, including unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, a combination of services such as legal, practical and social support. In light of the refugee crisis, there is a dire need for Unga Forum to increase its staff to better complement existing services provided by authorities. Childhood is funding an additional full-time lawyer and a part-time social worker who are part of a team providing concrete and much-needed assistance to vulnerable children and their families. The project also includes monthly drop-in sessions in libraries, asylum hostels and social services accommodation, thereby reaching more people and informing them of the services offered.

 Read more: http://www.skanestadsmission.se/verksamheter/unga-forum

 Contact person at Childhood: Susanne Drakborg susanne.drakborg@childhood.org