Who we are

Our story
Towards the end of 2016, our eyes were opened to the many difficulties faced by migrants and refugees as they pursue a new life in Lisbon. As we deepened our friendships with people from all over the globe, we began to witness the struggles and barriers that prevent migrants and refugees from successfully integrating in our city. More than anything, we felt there was a need for place where people could be heard, where their names could be known and where they could belong.

​As 2017 came around we started doing our research. We started making new friends and listening to more stories. We started meeting and partnering with other likeminded people with whom we could collaborate with in order to pursue change where change was needed. A couple months later we found our home and in June 2017 we officially moved in. The Lisbon Project is the outcome of a few friends who saw a problem and took action to become part of the solution.

In 2019 we had outgrown our first home and moved to a bigger, more central head office in Alameda! Here we could welcome more people, meet more needs and serve with more excellence. Our network of partners has also increased and as a result we can create more impact collectively! We continue to mobilize hearts and lives so that the hurting and the neglected may be empowered to restore a better future, a future where they belong in a great big family called the Lisbon Project!

Our Why

Our Vision

A city that welcomes all, respects all and empowers all.

Our Mission

​​To integrate and protect the lives of migrants and refugees in the city of Lisbon.

Our Values

Justice, Community, Excellence,
Trust

Our Team

Have any Questions?

Frequently asked questions

There are many ways for you to get envolved! Here are some ideas:

  • Would you like to become a volunteer? There are several positions available.
  • How about hosting a fundraiser event? Help bring awareness to our cause.
  • Have you considered making a donation? A little help goes a long way.
  • Every month we host “An Evening at the Project”, an amazing chance for you to engage with our community. Check out our Events page.

Unfortunately our services do not extend outside of Lisbon. We do try to answer to every help request we receive, and hopefully redirect you towards another institution.

In order to receive up-to-date information, please contact our Education Coordinator at education@lisbonproject.org.

Thank you for your interest in the Lisbon Project. If you would like to book a visit please write to us at info@lisbonoproject.org describing your availability.

My life in Iraq was very difficult. Now I'm in Lisbon, learning Portuguese and English and I got a job.
Amer
Iraq