As one of Austria´s largest residence operators and as a youth organization independent of any political party and without any religious affiliations, ÖJAB offers living quarters for more than 4,800 individuals at 23 dormitories for students and other young people and four senior citizen residences as well as nursing homes for the elderly. The dormitories provide young people with opportunities to make new friends, pursue common activities, and have formative experiences. Seniors at ÖJAB facilities receive warm-hearted and professional care and also enjoy intergenerational encounters. ÖJAB’s offerings for the elderly are complemented by assisted living, home care services and a nursing school.
Additionally, each year sees ÖJAB support 1,600 young people and adults (for the most part from socially underprivileged backgrounds) in acquiring education as well as training that qualifies them for the job market. ÖJAB also participates in Europe-wide educational projects.
Asylum seekers and refugees are provided for at ÖJAB facilities and can take part in ÖJAB training programs.
ÖJAB also pursues development cooperation projects in Burkina Faso (West Africa).
Altogether, ÖJAB’s activities extend to cover 44 locations, including 29 dormitories and residences. ÖJAB has 800 employees, of whom 560 work in the fields of caregiving and education, and it’s work is also strongly characterized by the numerous individuals who provide their services to the organization on a voluntary basis.
ÖJAB thus has four main areas of activity:
ÖJAB offers all of the individuals whom it serves the kind of home and feeling of belonging that are necessary in order to grow, learn, and mature. The explicit goal here is to enable people to acquire the skills they need in order to master their lives regardless of their life situation or age.
At ÖJAB facilities, values such as respect, equality, and love of one’s neighbor are conveyed and practiced, and both guidance and support are provided to disadvantaged individuals and individuals with special needs. – To ourMission Statement
How did ÖJAB come to exist? – To ourThe history
To support its social and charitable work, ÖJAB operates three subsidiaries:
- Europahaus Wien G.m.b.H. Education, Conference and Event Center, Linzer Straße 429, 1140 Vienna
- LIVE by ÖJAB GmbH operates ÖJAB dormitories as myNext Hotels, Apartments and Hostels during summer and makes ÖJAB's competencies available to real estate developers and interested parties in the areas of real estate consulting, real estate development and real estate innovation.
- Waldpension GmbH runs ÖJAB Waldpension in Grimmenstein in Lower Austria.