For almost 4 years 5 year old Duarte has been living at the "Centro de Acolhimento Temporário de Crianças em Risco – Renascer" shelter, an organisation that cares for 8 children who have temporarily been placed under their care. The carers of the privately funded shelter lovingly take care of the children and try to offer them a stable and caring environment as close to a family home environment as possible.
The social organisation "Ajuda de Berço“ runs two emergency shelters for children in need. One of these shelters looks after children between the ages of three and ten, who can no longer stay with their families due to violence, abuse, neglect or lack of financial resources. The organisation offers the children a temporary new home. Creating a family atmosphere is no easy task for the carers. Nevertheless, they do everything they can to create an environment that allows the children to develop.