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Børnehjemmet Uummannaq

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Børnehjemmet Uummannaq

The Children’s Home in Uummannaq was founded in 1929 by the Association ‘Greenlandic Children’, as a sanatorium for sick and orphaned children and adolescents. The Children’s Home is Greenland’s oldest and one of the world’s northernmost residential institution.

The Children’s Home in Uummannaq offers a day and night treatment for Greenlandic children and young people, and it is operating with reference to the Department of Family and Justice.

The target group of the Children’s home is early harmed children and young people aged 0 to 18 years, and persons with disabilities related to care failure. Their mission is to help children and young people to understand and recognize their own situation, through talk therapy, through music therapy, through therapy groups or through our camp school and projects so they can learn to live with the experiences and traumas they have in their luggage, in such a way that it is not going to control their lives.


Postboks 99 - 3961 Uummannaq - Greenland