The Crown Princess Couple visit Stockholm City Mission

On Thursday 24 January, The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel visited Stockholm City Mission and families who have opened up their homes to young unaccompanied refugees.

During their visit, The Crown Princess Couple learnt about the host homes project, which aims to find accommodation for young people going through the asylum process who have reached the age of 18 and are attending upper secondary school. Those individuals and families who choose to become host homes receive support from Stockholm City Mission in the form of courses and networks with others in the same situation.

Stockholm currently has more than one hundred host homes in the project. During their visit, The Crown Princess Couple met three of them and visited the Harell Poznic family, with whom Mohammed Ibrahimi has been living for a year.

As part of the project, Stockholm City Mission also offers some simpler accommodation, including at youth hostels and on student corridors, for unaccompanied young refugees.

The Crown Princess has been patron of Stockholm City Mission since 2010.

Mohammed Ibrahimi lives with the Harell Poznic family in Stockholm.

Mohammed Ibrahimi lives with the Harell Poznic family in Stockholm. During the week, he is an upper secondary student specialising as a locksmith. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

Mohammed Ibrahimi was born in Afghanistan, but grew up in Iran before coming to Sweden.

Mohammed Ibrahimi was born in Afghanistan, but grew up in Iran before coming to Sweden. Photo: Robin Benigh/Stockholm City Mission