Charities Porto Kind Supports – APF

Associação para o Planeamento da Família (APF)

The Association for Family Planning (APF) is a nationwide organisation that was founded in 1967, their pioneering work made significant contributions to social, legal and political change at a time when families, especially women, had little access to education or support.

What they do


Initially they focused on providing family planning advice but as times changed, APF adapted to the needs of the communities. Today, their work is focused on education, training, counselling and support services that include:

  • Health care and social support in the area of sexology and marital counselling, family mediation, parental counselling and psychology consultations
  • Support for victims of sexual and gender-based violence, including gender equality, female genital mutilation, forced marriages, domestic violence and dating violence
  • Support for victims of human trafficking
  • The APF Training Centre, which offers a wide portfolio of technical scientific courses, created to respond to the training needs of different target audiences.

Additionally, the APF has successfully initiated projects in Matosinhos and Vila Nova de Gaia to support the special needs of the Roma Communities.

How we can help

While a portion of APF funding comes from the Portuguese government, much more is needed from private donations. Donations are tax deductible. (NIF: 500883823).

Your contributions will help change the lives of the most vulnerable people in our communities, and enrich the quality of living for families.

For more information please visit their website

For information on volunteering or donating visit their support page

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