Skåne Stadsmission deals with persons living in vulnerable life situations. Many of them live in homelessness but also others in need of physical and mental care visit our facilities.
Our aim is to meet every individual with understanding, responsiveness and respect based on their own reality and from there motivate and support a positive process of change. In the short term we alleviate acute distress and in the long run our task is to give people the strength and the opportunity to grow personally and move on in life.
Skåne Stadsmission works with both young girls, adolescents and grown-ups and has facilities in Malmö, Lund, Kristianstad and Helsingborg.
Skåne Stadsmission – a local concern close to all citizens
Skåne Stadsmission is an independent, non-profit-making foundation. The organisation has long experience of working with individuals living in homelessness or in other vulnerable situations. Both men and women, adolescents and grown-ups, visit the facilities of the organisation. Every day, 365 days a year, Stadsmissionen opens up to those in need of support and care.
Stadsmissionen runs night shelters, supported housing, daytime activities, health- and teeth care services and a special activity for teenage girls, Enter Mötesplats. The organisation seeks to alleviate acute situations and distress in the short term. In the long run the aim is to give the persons enough support to be able to stand on their own feet and move on in life. The activities are located in Malmö, Lund, Kristianstad and Helsingborg.
The work and activities with vulnerable men and women are always based on humanity, respect, responsiveness and constant motivation. Whether it is about the basic needs or a long-term process of change the staff's work is based on the reality of each individual. Building up the self-esteem, giving strength and opportunities to change lives, is crucial. The point of departure is a holistic perspective, which deals with the various and different needs of the person. The staff also acts as support in contacts with for instance local authorities and family members.
The men and women visiting Stadsmissionen are mostly homeless persons and, in different ways, socially vulnerable individuals. Many need extensive care, both physically and mentally. Others live in poverty and dysfunctional families. Many have experienced family violence of some kind, lack social networks and have no trust in the social welfare authorities.
The financing is based on donations from individuals, companies, congregations, funds and grants from the municipalities. The organisation also relies on incomes from different support activities since some of them are run on behalf of the municipalities.
Skåne Stadsmission is member of the national organisation Riksföreningen Sveriges Stadsmissioner, together with six other Stadsmission foundations/associations. Skåne Stadsmission is approved by the Fundraising Control Trust, SFI, and has a registered 90-account. This is a confirmation that the fundraising is managed in a responsible manner and that the financial funds go to the intended purposes without excessive costs. Also, Stadsmissionen adheres to the ethical rules for fundraising set by the Fundraising Council of Voluntary Organisations, FRII.
For information please contact:
Birthe Wallin, director
Cecilia Bruhn, head of fundraising activities