Asociatia Catharsis Brasov – Romania

Screen shot 2016-03-04 at 2.54.56 PMAzota Popescu; Founder and President of Association Catharsis, Brasov, Romania.
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