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:

respectarea si promovarea drepturilor copiluluibullet Respecting and promoting children's rights;

respectareareducerea numarului de copii institutionalizatibullet Reducing the number of institutionalized children;

incurajarea alternativelor de tip familialbullet 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;

integrarea sociala a tinerilorbullet Social integration of teenagers who, upon turning 18, must leave the protective institutional environment;

imbunatatirea standardelor de viata ale familiilor in dificultatebullet Improving living standards for special needs children and families with precarious social and financial situations;

ameliorarea suferintelor copiilorbullet Alleviating the pain of terminally ill children and teenagers, and changing the evolution of the diseases where possible;

formarea gandirii pozitivebullet Encouraging positive thinking and nurturing feelings of human solidarity;

formarea si dezvoltarea unei retele de voluntaribullet Developing and extending a network of dedicated volunteers;

initierea si dezvoltarea unor parteneriatebullet Initiating and developing local and foreign partnerships with the purpose of ensuring the financial support for and the implementation of our projects;

colaboraea cu institutiile si autoritatile publicebullet 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:

bullet 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"

bullet Primary social service consisting of counseling for:

   bullet - individuals or families that adopt children or are accepting minors into foster care;
   bullet young women who are dealing with unwanted pregnancy;
   bullet 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.

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Programs and Projects developed

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Ongoing projects - 2014