The Netherlands are confronted with large groups of refugees. People who can no longer live in safety in their own country and are forced to leave their homes. Here they are temporarily housed in AZC’s (asylum centers), waiting for a residence permit. Those who obtain a ‘status’ and are allowed to live and work in the Netherlands, often wait for months in AZC’s on a house of their own. These centers are spread throughout the country, but at the same time isolated from Dutch society: refugees are during that period restricted in contact with the Dutch language, culture and customs.
Many people are willing to help. For example, by taking them into their home, while they are waiting for an own home. COA (Central Agency for the Shelter of Asylum Seekers) offers a stay arrangement with Dutch families of up to three months. Takecarebnb arranges a solid matching between refugees and host families. This way Takecarebnb contributes to the integration of the refugees on the one hand and on the other hand we offer families the opportunity to offer help in a concrete and at the same time life enriching manner.