HEKS/EPER is making a difference in the region of Zurich/Schaffhausen
Through all its programmes, the HEKS/EPER Branch Office Zurich/Schaffhausen works actively for the inclusion of socially deprived groups, and advocates on behalf of asylum seekers and migrants so that they have a chance of a fair asylum procedure and are able to exercise their rights in society. The projects are designed to foster independence and a sense of social belonging on the part of participants. The Branch Office works closely with national churches, the Swiss Refugee Council, regional authorities, leading, municipal, cantonal and federal entities, and with private institutions.
Branch Office Zurich/Schaffhausen
Tel.: +41 44 360 89 60
Fax: +41 44 360 89 61
Head of the Branch Office:
Olivia Payo Moreno
«HEKS-Visit» offers welfare recipients a regular, but unpaid part-time employment within social welfare.
HEKS/EPER AltuM – Age and Migration Zurich
The HEKS/EPER «AltuM» Project assists older migrants 55 years and over. Through preventive action, it prepares them for potential health problems and difficulties in old age.
HEKS/EPER New Gardens Zurich/Schaffhausen
«HEKS/EPER New Gardens» leases allotment gardens at various locations in Cantons of Zurich and Schaffhausen and works them together with migrants.
HEKS rollt - HEKS on wheels
«HEKS rollt» (HEKS on wheels) encompasses two types of bicycle projects in various municipalities of the Canton of Zurich, including Wädenswil and Thalwil.
HEKS/EPER Legal Advice Office for Asylum Seekers Zurich
The HEKS/EPER Legal Advice Office Zurich informs asylum seekers and temporarily admitted persons about the asylum procedure and provides legal advice and assistance.
HEKS German Conversation in small groups
The conversation groups are meant for improving verbal expression. Once a week, migrants discuss daily issues in small groups.
«HEKS/EPER MosaiQ» advises and accompanies qualified migrants in obtaining recognition of their foreign diplomas so that they can bring their professional potential to the Swiss job market.