Klippen has worked with vulnerable people for more than 30 years!
Klippen is a social evangelistic work among the homeless, alcoholics and drug addicts in Copenhagen municipality. The purpose of Klippen’s work is to help and motivate addicts to seek out treatment, so that they can have the opportunity to start a new life, and restore relationships with family and community.
Klippen has over the years been in contact with many hundreds of users. In 2016 we have had contact with around 650 addicts and homeless people throughout Copenhagen.
Our target group is primarily younger homeless people, alcoholics, drug addicts and prostitutes.
We build relationships with the addicts we meet through conversations, and therefore create trust so that addicts gain a desire to receive the help we have to offer.
The work of Klippen is based on the Christian view of humanity
A view we have defined like this:
“Man, whatever its situation is unique and should be valued as such.
Everyone should have the opportunities to develop the abilities and gifts that is given to them.”
Teen Challenge Denmark
Klippen is a part of Teen Challenge Denmark. Teen Challenge Denmark and Klippen is in close cooperation with TC Taastrup TC Taastrup.dk . It allows us to form relationship and follow an abuser from the street, to treatment and then reintegration. In this context, we work with Betesda Rehabilitation Betesta Rehabilitering concerning treatment and re-entry.
To be an integrated part of Teen Challenge Denmark and the fellowship with Teen Challenge Europe, gives us the opportunity to network and support each other.
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Klippen has been greatly supported for many years by the charity shop (Cirkelines Æske) on Nørrebro.
‘Cirkelines Æske’ (Æske means box) is a charity store selling children’s clothes and toys for children from 0-14 years old. The vision of the Store is to help those in financially unstable situations, as well as helping people with a previous history of abuse back to normal lives with work and family. The vision is also to help trafficked women (or people with mental disorders) to a life with purpose.
Our goal is to have ”clients” working along with the team of volunteers in the shop. The store’s profits goes to help homeless and addicts back on their feet (putting hope within reach). It is also our aim to provide support for persons seeking treatment.