Love Light Romania- Winter Footwear for the Children

It is getting cold in Romania with snow on the ground. If the children do not have suitable footwear, they cannot attend school. Their education is vital to break the cycle of poverty. Please help by donating to the winter footwear appeal.

http://www.lovelightromania.com

Asociatia Catharsis Brasov – Romania

Screen shot 2016-03-04 at 2.54.56 PMAzota Popescu; Founder and President of Association Catharsis, Brasov, Romania.
http://www.catharsis.org.ro
e-mail: office.catharsis@yahoo.com
azotapopescu@yahoo.com
Phone/Fax: 0040 268 324888
Mobile: +40.722.295.282
Address: Braşov, 16th Toamnei St.,
Romania, Postal code: 500223

the Catharsis Association of Brasov
is a Romanian legal person of private law, legally acknowledged under the status of public utility without any patrimonial mission. The association was founded on January 17, 1996, according to binding legislation, that is: Bill No. 21/1924, Decree No. 31/1954, Bill No. 77/1994. In addition, it had 26 co-founding members, all of whom were important local personalities, including six psychologists, four physicians, four teachers, two social workers, two lawyers, two electrical engineers, two students, an anthropologist, a sociologist, an artist and a priest.

Mission Statement:

Respecting and promoting children’s rights; Reducing the number of institutionalized children;  Encouraging family-related alternatives by:
– reintegrating the child in his/her natural family or, where possible, in the families of immediate relatives;
– placement with professional foster parents;
– identifying suitable persons/families wishing to adopt children or to take minors into foster care;

Social integration of teenagers who, upon turning 18, must leave the protective institutional environment; Improving living standards for special needs children and families with precarious social and financial situations;

Alleviating the pain of terminally ill children and teenagers, and changing the evolution of the diseases where possible;  Encouraging positive thinking and nurturing feelings of human solidarity;

Developing and extending a network of dedicated volunteers;

Initiating and developing local and foreign partnerships with the purpose of ensuring the financial support for and the implementation of our projects;

Collaborating with government institutions, public authorities, and local and foreign non-governmental organizations dedicated to protecting children’s rights and providing social services.

The principles that underpin our work are transparency, equal opportunity, nondiscrimination, honesty, and sincerity.

The Catharsis Association is accredited by local and central authorities, according to binding legislation, in order to provide the following social services:

Specialized social service consisting of support and assistance for families and children in dire social and financial needs;

“Urgent actions meant to alleviate the consequences of critical situations”  Primary social service consisting of counseling for:
– individuals or families that adopt children or are accepting minors into foster care;
young women who are dealing with unwanted pregnancy;
children and teenagers with deviant behavior.

All the services are being provided free of charge by an interdisciplinary team of experts.

The expenses incurred by our projects have been covered by our partners from Italy, Ireland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, the United States, Hungary, as well as by individual and corporate sponsors from Brasov and Bucharest.

“Vrem o Românie fără orfani” – Conferință Internațională
Palatul Parlamentului, Sala Avram Iancu
18 noiembrie 2015
orele 14:00 – 18:00

LOVE LIGHT ROMANIA

 

Breaking the Cycle

Narrated by Miriam Margolyes this film looks at the progress of the Jacodu Children’s Project from its launch in September 2010.

HIV/AIDS Support

Love Light Romania is dedicated to providing support services to children, teenagers & families affected by HIV/AIDS.

End of Life Care

We believe that everyone has the right to die with dignity, where they can access medication and not be alone.

Tackling Poverty

Understanding poor family communities, instead of judging them, helps us to stop cycles of poverty in future generations.

Where we work

We have been working in the area of Transylvania, since 2000. We have projects in Mediaș, Sighişoara and Târgu Mureș.

LoveLightRomanianeedsyourhelp!

Love Light Romania relies solely on private gifts and donations for its projects to continue, expand and launch of new programs. All sponsorship goes directly to the project and not on the salaries of directors. Please help us by making a donation, act now to make a difference by clicking the link on the right. You can make a single donation or setup a monthly standing order. Thank you for your support.

Latest Multimedia

Revisiting Cernavoda

Between 1997 and 2000, Ron and Jo Jowett would spend their winters and summers in Romania with the children of Cernavodă Orphanage.

Breaking the Cycle

Narrated by Miriam Margolyes this film looks at the progress of the Jacodu Children’s Project from its launch in September 2010.

Christmas Film 2013

The children of The Sanctuary and those from the Jacodu Children’s Project work together to provide hope for the children in the poor community of Albest.

World AIDS Day 2013

Jo Jowett of Love Light Romania reflects upon the lives of those who have lost their fight to AIDS and also those who are still fighting against the disease.

Education Program – Next Stage

A short film highlighting the progress of the Education Program and information for the next stage of its development.

Summer Activity Program

This film follows the progress of the children from the Jacodu Children’s Project and their experiences on the Summer Activity Program.

A Year in Memories

A short montage film of memories, people and the projects over the last year at Love Light Romania.

Jacodu Education Project

A film which looks at the progress being made on the Education Program which is part of the Jacodu Children’s Project.
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Our Target Group

  • HIV/AIDS Support

    Love Light Romania is dedicated to providing support services to children, teenagers & families affected by HIV/AIDS in Romania. With a policy that says you are not dying of AIDS but living a healthy & productive life with HIV.
  • Poverty

  • Respite Care/End of Life Care

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Testimonial

  • Since the formation of Love Light Romania many children now have a quality of life they must never have envisaged. While I stayed with them it was great to see them so happy and for those who were not so well the care and attention they got was amazing. Every penny raised for Love Light helps the disadvantaged in so many ways through their various projects. It is a privilege to be able to help them and may God bless them in all they do.

    Audrey Pegrum MBE, Teddies For Tragedies
  • Living Well Church is delighted to be connected with the work of Love Light Romania. We have been involved since 2008 and it forms a significant part of our mission activity as a church. We have raised money and have also had the opportunity to travel to Romania and provide hands on support. The work carried out by Love Light is really important and carries a Christian ethos. We look forward to being involved and partnering with them for many years to come.

    Marcus Abbott, Pastor, Living Well Church
  • For anyone who has ever loved a child, you will be moved by the extraordinary work of Love Light Romania. It has given these children love and hope, when they were faced with loneliness and despair. If you are lucky enough to see the work of Love Light Romania, it will make an impression on you that will last a lifetime.

    Robin Nydes, F.R.O.D.O.
  • Recently we made a visit to the project at Jacodu and on the way back we stopped at the homes of the families who use it. It made me realise the massive difference Love Light Romania make to people living in desperate poverty, who would otherwise remain forgotten and excluded from society. Love Light Romania knows that helping the children gain confidence and skills through education can be a first step towards breaking the cycle of poverty which traps them.

    Ed Gifford
  • For anyone who has ever loved a child, you will be moved by the extraordinary work of Love Light Romania. It has given these children love and hope, when they were faced with loneliness and despair. If you are lucky enough to see the work of Love Light Romania, it will make an impression on you that will last a lifetime.
    Robin Nydes, F.R.O.D.O.
  • http://lovelightromania.com/       Mission Statement