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Centro Social de Soutelo (Portugal)


Centro Social de Soutelo is a Portuguese non-profit organization, founded in 1976. Our organization develops its activity in the Oporto district (Gondomar, Porto and Matosinhos), in  the areas of early childhood /youth education, the elderly and social and community  intervention. Our mission is "Meeting the legitimate needs and expectations of the  community, promoting equality, participation, cooperation and solidarity". Thus, the CSS has  as statutory purposes to support the family in the education and protection of children,  promote the well-being of the elderly and respond to the needs of the community through  typical social responses and social intervention projects. We have 110 permanent workers in  our organization, adding to this number several people who benefit from occupational  programs to support the professional insertion and various professional and academic  internships. The early childhood and youth education is one of the core areas of intervention.  We support 370 children and young people, in kindergarten, pre-school and extra-school  occupational responses.

Centro Social de Soutelo also develops activities to support the  elderly through home support and day center (120 people), promoting their active aging.  Another core area of our intervention are the community and social intervention projects,  intervening in several relevant issues of the surrounding community (health, alcoholism and  drug addiction, unemployment in socially vulnerable groups, poverty and social exclusion,  children at risk) through the financing of various entities. Centro Social de Soutelo is also  partner of several ERASMUS+ projects that contribute to build capacity in our organization.  Centro Social de Soutelo is a active member of local networks on social and employment  issues. CSS also runs a training company (“Célula Dinâmica”) that is dedicated to formal  professional education. 

Since 2001, Centro Social de Soutelo, promotes programs and projects that aim to  contribute to the non-formal education of vulnerable publics, through the development of  soft skills, employability skills, and support to the definition of individual’s life projects. This  projects and programs use as main strategy the inclusion through arts and can combine  formal and non-formal educational strategies (e.g. combining artistic regular workshops with  formal adults’ education strategies).

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Address: Rua de Macau, 100
4435-313, Rio Tinto – Gondomar - Portugal
Phone number: 224 809 183, 935 295 000
Fax: 224 898 356
email: css@centrosocialsoutelo.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/centrosocialdesoutelo
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