Living in a children’s accommodation unit
The COA children’s accommodation units [KWGs] are intended for children who are not yet sufficiently independent and resilient. An average of 12 youngsters live in a children’s accommodation unit, and mentors are present 24 hours a day in the accommodation units. These mentors help you with everyday things such as getting up on time for school. They also teach you for instance how to cook and to do grocery shopping – all skills which you will later need in order to live independently. The units also accommodate small groups of children who belong together and the oldest of whom is considered the head of the family, but for whom it would be too heavy a burden to take on the care of the other children.