About Us


PRO FILIA Kantonalverein Zürich

PRO FILIA Kantonalverein Zürich is a Catholic, politically independent association whose aim is to help the female youths to solve their educational, professional and life issues.

  • PRO FILIA is committed to high professional and social competency at SOS BahnhofHilfe in Zurich main station. The SOS BahnhofHilfe is available free of charge to all travelers and overstretched people who need assistance or are in difficulties.
  • Apart from nationality, confession and social background, PRO FILIA provides au pairs to all parts of Switzerland and to Europe.
  • As an agency recognized under the Labor Relations Act, PRO FILIA examines families who have themselves sought an au pair from a third country.
  • PRO FILIA offers a professional placement of au-pairs in local families as well as the care and support of young people.
  • In addition, PRO FILIA arranges school holidays and language courses (long-term, holiday and special courses) including counseling and support in Switzerland and worldwide.
  • In the residential house PRO FILIA as well as in the Arche residential group, young women are available in vocational training and employment at affordable community accommodation.
  • With a central location close to the Old Town of Zurich, the Hotel Hottingen offers affordable and clean rooms.

Visit the website of PRO FILIA Kantonalverein Zürich.


Laundry & Cleaning

As our guest, you decide when the linen change should take place and how often you want the towels to be changed. With this guideline you are actively contributing to the protection of our environment.

Our laundry partner is a member of VTS | ASET and is certified with the label „Textiles washed in Switzerland“ and stands for hygiene and sustainability with his name.

We take the same care with our cleaning products and use the latest generation of automatic dispensing maschines.

Recycling, packaging & energy

The entire team has been trained and sensitized to strictly divide materials according to the applicable standards. Our external disposal company guarantees professional and environmentally friendly disposal directly at the municipal waste disposal companies. The entire range of drinks is offered exclusively in glass and returned to the drinks suppliers as empties to reuse. We do not use dishes or other containers made of plastic or other harmful materials. Care products are whenever possible in refillable dispensers or in certified dosing containers, with enable environmentally friendly disposal. Exceptions apply to personal hygiene items which are intended for single use. The entire building is equipped with energy-saving light sources and motion detectors are installed in many public areas.

Breakfast buffet & snacks

When selecting our breakfast ingredients and snacks, we pay attention to quality and origin and give preference to productions from Switzerland. We also pay attention to the ingredients and avoid products with e.g. palm oil wherever possible. Only very few products on our buffet are in individual packaging for reasons of hygiene. Our breakfast eggs come from barn farms and are from Switzerland. Our fine coffee variations are freshly prepared with coffeebeans from Ricklis coffe roaster in Uznach-Zürich. Ricklis Kaffeerösterei owns the Fairtrade & bio inspecta label, among others.