Naděje’s mission is to spread the Gospel in practical, everyday life. The aim is to build and operate a network of services for people in need, based on Christian principles. Both inside and outside of our facilities, Naděje provides spiritual, moral, social, medical, hygienic, legal, and educational help and help in the form of meals, housing, health care, tangible goods, and other services, including supplemental services. Our services are designed for people without homes and families, the handicapped, the socially excluded, and otherwise disadvantaged. Both within our facilities and outside, Naděje engages in missionary activities in all forms (see the Naděje Charter).
Naděje was founded and exists as a civic association under Act No. 83/1990 Sb. on civic organizations. It was registered on August 21, 1990 with the Ministry of the Interior under no. VSP/1-2274/90-R. According to its Charter, Naděje is an apolitical, interconfessional organization with a nationwide scope of activity.
Our supreme body is the General Assembly which, according to the Naděje Charter, meets as needed, but no less than once every two years. Among other things, the General Assembly elects the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is Naděje’s highest executive body.
Public-benefit services are provided through Naděje’s network of branches, which are staffed by regular and occasional volunteers as well as employees. Our association operates on an informal basis, and all activities are purely voluntary in nature.