Swiss Association for help and protection for vulnerable and social distress children

The association

Solecitos is a non-profit association, whose active members are all volunteers.

Solecitos interns with vulnerable children and adolescents who are in social distress, whose personaldevelopment is severely compromised, such as

  • Abandoned children, in physical and/or moral danger
  • Child victims of sexual exploitation and/or abuse
  • Adolescents from difficult and marginalized neighborhood

We provide personalized and adapted support on the ground to existing structures which, due to a lack ofresources, are unable or no longer able to fulfil their missions.


Goals and missions

To guarantee these vulnerable children and adolescents protection, psychological support, respect for their fundamental rights, personal development training and an adapted school programme.

To finance, organize and conduct educational and cultural activities that allow for the support anddevelopment of children and adolescents where existing institutions do not or no longer do so due to a lack offinancial resources.

The selected projects are and will always be led from start to finish, either by an active member of the Solecitoscommittee or by a trusted person.

The team

A family association on a human scale…

… carrying out missions one after the other, with the sole aim of helping children who are victims of sexual abuse, mistreatment and social distress.


The abuse

The abuse or mistreatment of a child consists of all forms of physical, emotional or sexual abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, or forms of exploitation, including commercial, resulting in actual or potential harm to child’s health, survival, development or dignity in the context of a relationship of responsibility, trust or power. It can intervene both in the child’s family universe and in his wider social circle.


We are from juan XXIII