Highlighted events

  • Child benefits

    Child benefits, benefits from the child-support fund and “Dobry Start” benefits (an annual one-off education benefit for children attending school up to the age of 20, or 24 for persons with disabilities) are available to all foreigners who have the right to work in poland, or who are exempt from the work permit obligation, provided that they reside on the territory of the Republic of Poland throughout the period in which they receive benefits and fulfil all statutory requirements...

  • Social welfare

    Social welfare is about supporting individuals and families in difficult life situations. It covers an extensive scope of services, from ad hoc financial and legal aid, to providing subsistence to those who are unable to sustain themselves. Warsaw's Social Welfare Centres (OPS) are assigned to individual districts. If you are in a difficult life situation, contact your district’s SWC to learn the type and level of support you quality for. The following individuals are entitled to...

  • Family foster care

    Family foster care is a temporary form of support for children and families in a crisis situation. Foster care is a perfect place for children whose parents have been temporarily or permanently devoid of parental authority, or their parental authority has been restricted. Those who would like to run family foster care or create a family children's home should contact the organisers of family foster care, and arrange a meeting to obtain detailed information. Before a given child...

  • Violence and addiction prevention programs

    The City of Warsaw is running a number of operations related to the development of systems for counteracting domestic violence, diagnosing the needs related to preventing and solving alcohol abuse problems, counteracting drug abuse and HIV/AIDS infections, as well as for promoting the social integration of addicted persons. The following programmes are currently being developed, implemented and monitored: The Programme for Preventing and Solving Alcohol Abuse Problems The...

  • Process of repatriation

    The City of Warsaw actively participates in the process of repatriation of Poles from the area of the former Soviet Union, providing assistance in their permanent settlement in Poland. Each year a maximum of 10 repatriate families are invited. The invited families are given a flat from the municipal housing resources, and financial support for settling in and current living expenses for 24 months. In addition to the financial support and housing, the City also provides...

  • Assistance for disabled persons

    The Assistance for Disabled Persons Division is running a number of activities for the support of persons with disabilities, in particular by: cooperation with non-governmental organisations, entities listed in Article 3(3) of the Act of 24 April 2003 on Public Utility Activities and Volunteer Work, by commissioning tasks aimed at supporting persons with disabilities, i.a. by running support centres, clubs, sheltered housing, and by improving the social and/or vocational...

  • Equal treatment

    In Warsaw, activities in the sphere of ensuring equal treatment are addressed to all residents. In particular, to minority groups, persons experiencing discrimination or at risk of discrimination. 1. The city commissions to non-governmental organisations the tasks of providing legal advice and psychological counselling to persons in need of support. 2. The City is financing the operations of the Multicultural Centre, as a place for an open multicultural dialogue for immigrants...

  • Seniors in Warsaw

    The Senior Policy Implementation Team is responsible for: the development, implementation and monitoring of projects and tasks in the field of the City’s senior policy, resulting from the #Warszawa2030 Strategy, and the administrative service of the Warsaw Senior Council; the preparation of draft resolutions of the Warsaw City Councils and Ordinances of the Mayor of Warsaw covering the operations of the Team; the diagnosis and analysis of the situation related to meeting the needs...