Diakonie is organized charity and commitment to social justice. As an umbrella organization of 30 large and small non-profit social organizations, it is one of the five largest social organizations in Austria.
The Diakonie sees itself as an association of aid and social organizations of the Protestant churches. For almost 150 years , the Diakonie has been accompanying, advising and caring for people in difficult life situations.
From the beginning, Christian communities have shared joy and sorrow, hope and fear, and cared for those in need. In the community diakonia, the Protestant parishes do that today as well.