The Foundation (Fundacja Ocalenie) is focused first of all on supporting refugees in Poland as well as co-operation for integration and pre-integration of refugees, supporting intercultural dialogue and multiculturalism.
The organization has been working since 2000. For foreigners, it offers free Polish lessons, integration and adaptation programs and organizes housing. The Foundation also tries to educate Polish society: organizes workshops, volunteer campaigns, events, and takes the floor the public debate (e.g. an information and aid campaign during the humanitarian crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border in 2021).
The most important projects of the Salvation Foundation:
Help Center for Foreigners
In 2004, the Ocalenie Foundation opened the Help Center for Foreigners. HCF is financed from public funds, but the funding covers only 1/4 of the demand, so we encourage you to support the initiative. As part of the project in Warsaw, foreigners can take advantage of the following offer:
Polish language courses,
help with basic formalities, everyday problems and difficulties in adapting to life in Poland,
telephone and e-mail counseling,
assistance in looking for a job,
psychological help and help in raising children,
assistance in finding flats for rent,
assistance in accessing health care,
help in contact with kindergartens, schools and universities.
Assistance is provided in the following foreign languages: English, Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Ukrainian, Tajik, Vietnamese, French, Georgian and Russian.
The center is open from Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. (appointments are made a week in advance)
Phone.: 22 828 04 50
"Welcome at home" is an integration and housing program launched in 2017. The assumption of the project is to support refugees in looking for a flat and becoming independent. Only 3% of refugees stay in Poland permanently. One of the main reasons for this situation is the high risk of homelessness.
Housing support is provided by Ocalenie Foundation renting homes on the private market as well as through government agencies and then subletting these homes to refugee families. The Foundation adjusts the rent to the financial capabilities of each family. Rental agreements are signed for a term of three years with a graduated rental lease up to the market price over time. The Foundation also offers free assistance in integration: intercultural mentor assistance, psychological help, language courses, support in contacts with employers.
Refugees Welcome Polska
Refugees Welcome Polska is the Polish branch of the international initiative that was born in Germany in 2014. Refugees Welcome Polska is an online platform that connects refugees with local residents offering room rentals. The program aims to deal with two basic problems faced by refugees: lack of housing and difficulties with integration.
Phone: +48 22 828 04 50
Fax: +48 22 828 50 54