sponsorship program for children and adolescents with parents in mental illness
The purpose of the non-profit association „Lebensfarben - Hilfen für Kinder und Jugendliche e.V.“ (help for children and adolescents) in Wiehl is to counsel, support and accompany those children and adolescents in the district Oberbergischer Kreis whose parents are in existential stress situations such as mental, addictive or serious physical illness, with the aim to prevent such youngsters from developing psychosocial disorders or behavioral problems.
The Hans Hermann Voss-Stiftung supports the sponsorship program of the non-profit association by an initiation funding. Trained volunteer sponsors accompany children and adolescents in their everyday lives. In this way they offer relief and help in difficult family situations. Need-oriented care is provided by close cooperation with the service provider network in the district Oberbergischer Kreis. Moreover children and parents receive a wide range of support services.