Individualised services with a vision – roadmap to integration

Our activities focus on

  • the people we work with
  • the individual in its entirety, including all of their qualities
  • everyone´s right to a place in our society
  • everyone’s right for an individual way of life and personal goals

Success can only be achieved together with minors and their families! We try to find…

  • chances and opportunities for experiences and learning
  •  “anchorages” and “safe spaces”
  • ways to the centre of society
  • ways to make individual life plans come true

We want…

  • to be a voice for our clientele
  • to find solutions in the form of dialogue
  • to be an essential part of individual biographies, for a period of time
  • to consider individuals as responsible actors of their own development
  • to give orientation by authentic and natural assistance structures

We work together…

  • using short, clear and safe ways of communication
  • by structuring everyday life on the basis of our quality guidelines
  • seeking professional dialogue with DPWV, AIM, IGFH, AFET, Ombudschaft NRW
  • with people dedicated to working in accordance with this policy

WIR empowers.


WIR Kinder- und Jugendhilfe gGmbH is an organisation adhering to flat hierarchies, transparency and horizontal structures. Decisions are taken quickly and without red tape, using short and direct channels of communication. Responsibili-ties within the organisation are clearly defined.

The headquarters of WIR Kinder- und Jugendhilfe gGmbH is based in Düsseldorf, Germany. Additionally, two decentral-ised regional agencies in Berlin and St. Wendel ensure proximity and a timely accomplishment of the measures supervised by us. Organisational units are interconnected in terms of content, structure and organisation.

WIR Kinder- und Jugendhilfe gGmbH was established as a joint project launched by the non-profit organisations phöinix e.V. and Individueller Jugendhilfe Service e.V. (IJS) in 2013.

WIR protects.


For the purpose of an active, regional and supra-regional exchange of information about current developments in youth aid and educational assistance, we participate in the expert committees of:

Deutscher Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband and
AIM Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Individualpädagogik e.V.

and are members of

Bundesverband für Erziehungshilfen e.V. (AFET)
Internationale Gesellschaft für erzieherische Hilfen (IGFH)
Ombudschaft Jugendhilfe NRW e.V.

WIR connects.

International cooperation

We are in an continuous exchange with the Australian youth-welfare organization PIC Ltd. with the purpose to provide a platform of transnational encounter both for professionals of our sector as well as the young persons concerned.

Coordinators of WIR Kinder- & Jugendhilfe gGmbH have been welcoming Australian coordinators of PIC Ltd. to gain insight experiences in the diverse settings and approaches of Individualised Care / Individualpädagogik in Germany and hereby opening space for a professional discourse.

Based on such a productive exchange we´ve established continual meetings of coordinators of both organisations. We promote this as an important contribution to deepen international understanding and cooperation both on a professional and scientific as well as a human perspective in a globalised world. Such experience with other people and cultures depicts a huge treasure and professional chance.