BLUE CROSS IN THE FAROE ISLANDS AND BLUE CROSS INTERNATIONAL: Blue Cross is a voluntary non-profit organization based on Christian values and with its roots in the Lutheran evangelical church. Our main goals are to fight for a drugfree society and to assist people in recovering from drug abuse and drug-related problems through treatment and follow-up programs. All members of Blue Cross sign up to live a drugfree lifestyle. The Blue Cross (originally established in Switzerland in 1877) is today an international movement and is to be found in over 50 countries throughout the world, predominately in Europe and Africa – and to a lesser extent in North and South America and Asia. The international headquarters is situated in Bern, Switzerland. Click here to access the International Blue Cross website.
Blue Cross International Federation has several times been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize together with IOGTInternational and The World’s Women’s Temperance Association.
(NOTE: Our organization and the American health insurance company of the same name are two completely separate entities and have no economic og organizational links.)
FACTS ABOUT BLUE CROSS FAROE ISLANDS: Date of foundation: 18. november 1904 Number of members: appr. 1350 Residential institutions: 3 Treatment centre: 1 Contact-cafe: 1 Secondhand-shops: 5 Employees: Paid 19 Volunteers: appr. 300 Blue Cross Newspaper: Blákrossblaðið, published four times a year