We are a support network for families in vulnerable situation and we are committed to social transformation.

Our work is preventive and proactive, based on the defense and guarantee of social rights actively in five essential asset area.

Emotional and Nutritional Health

Individual care in psychology and nutrition groups, with embracement of the families, evaluations, and guidance.

Quality Education

Pedagogical guidance, tutoring, and group therapy for children.


Child Development

Parenting orientation and pedagogical support for parents focusing on the development of children in early childhood.

Guarantee of Rights

Individual service and monitoring of social service demands.

Productive Inclusion

Financial education, insertion in the labor market, referral
for professional qualification and entrepreneurship.

How we operate

We welcome. We guide. We mobilize.

In 12 years of history in São Paulo, we have worked with families through welcome, guidance and referrals, information, articulating intersectoral and assistance networks, creating conversation circles to strengthen ties, promoting communication, and mobilizing many families for citizenship.

Our Projects

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12 years of work in São Paulo

Seven times chosen as one of the 100 best NGOs in Brazil

Encourage families with children and youth in social risk situation to achieve their full autonomy and citizenship.

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Ensure that all families know and access their rights to guarantee the full development of their children and youth.

be a volunteer at Institute C

Be part of an incredible story!

A volunteer is a person who invests their time, work, and talent in a spontaneous and unpaid manner. Volunteer work is one of the main values that allows our social mission to happen!

Based on the actions of civil society on voluntary activity, we join forces and protagonism in a support network that is Institute C. Thus, we can carry out so many services and social transformations daily. We are based on the Brazilian Volunteer Law 9.608/1998 and seek solidarity action multipliers who believe, like us, that together we will build a society without inequalities.

So, we invite you to be part of this construction!


Volunteer areas

— Assembly and distribution of benefits
— Toy Library
— Service logistics
— Psychotherapy for families assisted by the projects
— São Paulo’s Fiscal Program

And other areas related to our service demands according to your abilities.


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