Hope and Homes for Children, DGASPC Sector 4 and Holcim Romania have started work on the Cavalerii (The Knights) small-group home.

Hope and Homes for Children, DGASPC Sector 4 and Holcim Romania have started work on the Cavalerii (The Knights) small-group home.

On July 12, Hope and Homes for Children, the General Directorate for Social Assistance and Child Protection (DGASPC) in Bucharest Sector 4 and Holcim Romania organised an event to launch the construction work on the Cavalerii small group home in Sector 4. By the end of the year, this will be the new home of 12 children coming from the Robin Hood placement centre, which is currently being closed down.

Hope and Homes for Children, DGASPC Bistrița-Năsăud and the Bistrița-Năsăud County Council have inaugurated three small group homes in Năsăud and Bistrița

Hope and Homes for Children, DGASPC Bistrița-Năsăud and the Bistrița-Năsăud County Council have inaugurated three small group homes in Năsăud and Bistrița

On 3 and 4 July, the Hope and Homes for Children Foundation, in partnership with the General Directorate for Social Assistance and Child Protection (DGASPC) Bistrița-Năsăud and the Bistrița-Năsăud County Council, inaugurated three small group homes – two in Năsăud and one in Bistrița, which have been developed in the closing down process of the Năsăud placement centre.

Hope and Homes for Children and DGASPC Botoșani have initiated the closing down of the Dumbrava Minunată placement centre in Pomârla

Hope and Homes for Children and DGASPC Botoșani have initiated the closing down of the Dumbrava Minunată placement centre in Pomârla

Hope and Homes for Children and the General Directorate for Social Assistance and Child Protection Botoșani (DGASPC) have initiated the closing down of the Dumbrava Minunată placement centre in Pomârla, Botoșani County; the project aims to build and open two small group homes for the 24 children and young people out of the 48 currently living in this centre.

Hope and Homes for Children Founders Mark and Caroline Cook and regional director Ștefan Dărăbuș decorated by President Klaus Iohannis

Hope and Homes for Children Founders Mark and Caroline Cook and regional director Ștefan Dărăbuș decorated by President Klaus Iohannis

On May 17, the President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, signed the official decree to decorate Hope and Homes for Children Founders Mark and Caroline Cook and regional director for Central and South Europe Ștefan Dărăbuș. The three have become Knights of the Faithful Service order, as a token of “appreciation for the remarkable and constant activity to the benefit of the Romanian child protection system reform and for their hard work to ensure the financing of dedicated programmes”.

The Cavnic Winter Games

The Cavnic Winter Games

Hope and Homes for Children initiated the Special Winter Games in 2000, in order to socially integrate children and young people with special needs through winter leisure activities and sports competitions.

Showers for the Pirită community

Showers for the Pirită community

Pirită (pyrite or fool’s gold) is a small makeshift neighbourhood on the outskirts of Baia Mare, close to the water treatment plant; the improvised shelters sit on the former waste rock and tailings site. This is where over 50 families, with over 100 children, live in unsanitary conditions, with no electricity and running water.