“I support the mentoring program Big Brothers Big Sisters because it’s a worthwhile initiative which directly benefits the children and young people involved. It promotes equal opportunities and helps children to identify their strengths, as well as to believe in themselves and their abilities. I wish that all children could have an extra person to support them and give them strength – a person to accompany them during this important stage in life.”

Monika Pinterits, social worker and youth advocate for the City of Vienna.


“The ÖPA (Austrian platform for single parents) represents the interests of all single-parent families and strive for more understanding and structural improvements. Single parents do a great job and face many challenges on a daily basis – that is why they have more than earned our recognition and respect. Big Brothers Big Sisters Austria is a strong partner helping to support children in single parent families, as the mentoring program helps young people facing adversity to discover their strengths and to find their own unique way to a bright future.”

Elisabeth Wöran, social worker and director of the ÖPA (Austrian platform for single parents)