Caritas Norway was founded in 1952 as Norsk katolsk flyktninghjelp (Norwegian Catholic Help for Refugees) by the Catholic Church in Norway. In 1964 its current name was adopted. Today Caritas Norway is run as an independent humanitarian foundation.
Support in the field of migration
The services provided by Caritas Norway within Norway include resource centres for immigrants in Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, Drammen and Trondheim. At these centres, our employees and volunteers provide immigrants with information and guidance regarding their options and rights in the Norwegian labour market, temporary and permanent accommodation, advice regarding employment, vacant positions and how to apply for a job, as well as legal and health counselling. We also offer Norwegian language courses at several levels and offer career counselling and other activities for asylum seekers in reception centres. In 2017, Caritas Norway started an au pair centre to provide au pairs and host families in Norway with support to ensure that the au pair program functions well and in accordance with its aim of cultural exchange.
Does the ERSO member offer pre-departure counseling?
Caritas Norway is currently not providing pre-departure counseling to returnees.
What kind of reintegration assistance does the ERSO member offer to returnees?
Caritas Norway is currently not providing direct reintegration assistance.
Target group of the ERSO member (in the context of return and reintegration)
Through our international engagement, Caritas works preventively by reducing the risk of migration and displacement. In humanitarian crises, we endeavour to meet local challenges, and in cases where people flee, we work to provide the necessary immediate assistance.
Caritas Norway receives funds from various donors.