The Novi Sad Humanitarian Center (NSHC) is a non-profit and charitable organization that contributes to the creation of a humane society by providing support to the endangered population, encouraging citizen activism, research and education.
NSHC was founded in 1998 by a small group of citizens who provided support to vulnerable people during the 1990s, during the wars and the great refugee crisis. Among the founders of NSHC were refugees from BiH, as well as citizens of the Republic of Serbia. In the first years of operation, NSHC was mostly focused on the needs of a large number of refugees and internally displaced persons, providing them with psychological, social and material support. Later, NSHC developed into an organization that supports various vulnerable and marginalized groups, among which forced migrants continue to occupy an important place.
NSHC provides psycho-social, educational and other support services to particularly vulnerable groups in society, including refugees and displaced persons, Roma, the elderly, children and youth, victims of violence and others.
NSHC researches the needs and potentials of vulnerable groups and advocates for the realization of their rights. In the field of health promotion, NSHC informs and educates young people in the field of mental and reproductive health.
NSHC provides support to other associations, encourages citizen activism and promotes volunteer work. NSHC is committed to the humane solution of the problem of abandoned animals and a responsible attitude of people towards the environment.
NSHC projects are financed from donor funds of international organizations and funds of the city, provincial and republic government, obtained for the implementation of projects approved in public competitions. Both volunteers and citizens make an important contribution to the work of NSHC with their contributions.