Mapping
what works.
Clarat.

We create the “yellow pages“ for Germany’s social sector and we use a language that is easy to understand. By doing so, we enable families and refugees in need to access the help that is available to them in their local neighborhood.

Need
Families and refugees in need, as well as volunteers, are often unaware of the local social services that are available to them.

Approach
We build a public directory of social services – city by city – where families and refugees, as well as volunteers, can find the help they need in just a few clicks.

Learnings
There are, in fact, far more offerings available than we ever thought. Social organizations have the tendency to communicate their services in such a bureaucratic way that it is nearly impossible for those seeking help to understand it.

Status
With clarat family, we are in the process of mapping Berlin, where arguably the highest number of social services per capita are being offered. In 2016, we will extend our coverage to Düsseldorf and Cologne.
Clarat refugees is a new project that is still in its early stages. We hope to have mapped the entire country of Germany by early 2017.

Next Steps
We strive to create directories for as many cities as our resources will permit. In order to make clarat even more useful for those seeking guidance, clarat will eventually allow users to comment on the quality of the services.

Clarat is our contribution to more transparency in the social sector. That is why we call it "Clarat"? Clarat is Latin and it translates to: It enlightens.

www.clarat.org