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History

PRO FILIA

PRO FILIA Aargau is a member of the PRO FILIA Switzerland association, a politically independent non-profit organisation, founded and managed by women.

Its goal is to provide primarily young women with the support they need regarding questions surrounding education, career and life in general, while encouraging their autonomy.


 

PRO FILIA Aargau

PRO FILIA Aargau runs three residential buildings in Baden and Wettingen.

The offer is extended mainly to women ­ but also men ­ receiving education (school, apprenticeship, university, internship, etc). Even working professionals and people in temporary situations appreciate the friendly, well-kept and affordable living opportunity.

Milestones in history of PRO FILIA Aargau

2019
Interior renovations of the Wettingen building

2017
Exterior and interior renovations of the Brugg building

2015
Interior renovation of the Baden building

2014
Lease of the guest house in Brugg; conversion of 10 hotel rooms into furnished rooms; Brugg building

2011
Purchase of the Bruggerhof AG property, Bruggerstrasse 103, 5400 Baden. Management of the Brugg guest house, including hotel (10 rooms)

2006
External renovation of the Baden building

2005
Marienheim and Elisabethenheim are renamed to Wohnhaus Baden and Wohnhaus Wettingen. Both homes are managed centrally by the Baden branch.

2000
Change of concept in Marienheim. The director no longer lives in the house. Still only for women in education and employment

1999
100-year anniversary celebration of PRO FILIA Aargau in Baden

1998
Due to lack of demand, Haus Elisabeth closes in March. A fresh start with a new concept, and men are also housed. The director no longer lives in the house.

1995
The nuns move out of Marienheim and Haus Elisabeth

1991
Reopening of Altenburgstrasse 5 in Wettingen as Haus Elisabeth for young women in education and employment

1990
Complete reconstruction of the Elisabethenheim at Altenburgstrasse 5 in Wettingen

1988
Sale of the Amden children’s home due to lack of demand. Closing of the AU PAIRS job placement office in Baden

1983
Interior renovation of the children’s home in Amden

1982
Complete renovation of Marienheim with modern comforts

1980
Takeover of Marienheim in Baden by Christian Servants and Worker’s Association in Baden

1977
External renovation of children’s home in Amden

1972
Playground and sports area at the children’s home in Amden

1966
Swiss-wide name change from “Katholischen Mädchenschutzvereins” to PRO FILIA

1957
Purchase of an apartment building in Altenburgstrasse 5 in Wettingen for women who need care

1951
Extension for school in the Amden children’s home

1950
Move to a single-family home for welfare cases

1945
Renting an apartment in Wettingen for welfare cases

1933
Opening of the Aargau children’s home and preventorium in Amden for children in need of recovery

1931
Economic crisis; career consultation for unemployed factory workers, job placement

1908
Opening of the domestic worker school in Bremgarten

1898
Founding of the Aargau “Katholischen Mädchenschutz-Fürsorgeverein” in Bremgarten. Placement of domestic jobs.