Human existence fulfills itself through a variety of interpersonal relationships in the family, at work, in the neighborhood, in political groups, and in the co-existence of different interest groups and opinions, cultures and religions.The German Caritas Association supports this variety. It strives for a life of solidarity together with all people of good will: a life in which there is no need for prejudice, in which minorities are protected,and all take part in and contribute to the common good. The German Caritas Association cooperates in assuring basic rights and conditions for all people in areas of health, social welfare, education, occupation and the raising of children. The basis for this work is the principle of subsidiarity. The association helps sensitize people to the emergence of new needs. Through its services and facilities, Caritas endeavors intensely to help the impoverished who do not qualify for sufficient social services.