The IN VIA Teresa-von-Avila Haus is a temporary girl's home for young women in the age of 15 to 27 years, some are unaccompanied minor refugees. Social workers help them to overcome personal and family related problems to be able to live an independent life.
IN VIA Köln is a local organization for social work. We support young people in finding their way after school and improving their personal and occupational chances. The aim of the Teresa-von -Avila Haus is that the girls increase their opportunities and become independent active members of our society. About 2/3 of the residents come from other countries around the world. A lot of the girls have social problems and possible behavioral disorders. The members of staff are qualified social workers who work in shifts, even overnight.
The “Café International” is the social meeting point in the house for the girls. Here they can use the internet, communicate and meet for free time activities or just a little conversation.
Tasks of the volunteers: