In 2022, the level of risk of poverty in Slovenia was 12.1%. Compared to the previous year, it rose by 0.4%. In 2022, 251,000 inhabitants lived below the poverty threshold, which means that their incomes were lower than the poverty threshold of €827 per month. The level of risk of poverty in Slovenia is below the EU threshold. This is especially troubling given that 37,000 of the people living in poverty are children.
To offer help to Slovenian families in need The Human Safety Net partnered with Zveza prijateljev mladine Ljubljana Moste-Polje (Association of Friends of Youth Ljubljana Moste-Polje). The association’s program ‘Veriga dobrih ljudi’ (Chain of Good People) offers help and support in various fields connected to family life.
Family members can participate in number of workshops designed to strengthen parenting skills, learn to manage financial affairs and the household, improve literacy as well as receive therapeutic help and support for utilizing Slovenia’s social system. Children can take advantage of holiday and free time activities, and all activities are organized by professional, experienced volunteers and social workers.
The goal is to help improve each family’s living conditions. Participating families learn new skills and reinforce exisiting skills, thereby creating a path to a better future.
Since 2015 we have helped more than 1.050 families in need, helping them in their daily life struggles and giving them an opportunity to change their lives and the lives of their children for the better. In the last three years (since 2021) we reached 850 children, aged 0 to 6 years.