The LWL-State Youth Welfare Office Westphalia is a partner to the 91 youth welfare offices and the independent providers of youth support in Westphalia Lippe who provide local child and youth support. The LWL-State Youth Welfare Office supports them as follows:
· Additional education for full-time and volunteer staff in youth support
· Consulting to youth welfare offices and development of model projects
· Consulting to more than 5.500 institutions working in youth support (including child day-care institutions, inpatient-type youth care institutions) as well as quality assurance for these institutions
· Financial support of facilities and projects in youth support, in particular support of disabled children in day-care facilities.
In addition, the LWL-State Youth Welfare Office maintains its own facilities, i.e. three child and youth children`s homes, the LWL-educational centre “Jugendhof Vlotho” as well as a professional college for specialists in youth care and disabled care.
Coordination Office for drug related issues
The LWL-Coordination Office for drug related issues informs and advises carriers and employees of the approximately 730 institutions and initiatives for aid to addicted persons in Westphalia-Lippe. It organises specialist congresses as well as professional education options and explores new ways of helping addicted persons and preventing addiction.
LWL - Head of the Schools and Youth Welfare Department
LWL-State Youth Welfare Office, Coordination Office for Addiction
Telephone: +49 (0)251 591-225
Fax: +49 (0)251 591-5854