Caritas Malta has for the past 50 years been amongst the foremost NGO’s to speak out and help the most in Maltese society. It is perhaps best known for running rehabilitation centres for victims of substance abuse, but its work goes much beyond that, including prevention work in schools, counselling and social work services amongst others.
Caritas also has the responsibility of supporting and co-ordinating diaconia work in parishes. A multitude of initiatives run by volunteers and sometimes also supported by professional staff, in our parishes, answering to the most immediate needs in our localities. Such needs vary from loneliness, to mental health support, from social initiatives for the elderly to providing basic immediate needs like food and blankets to those who need it.