Reducing school drop-out rates and preventing family abandonment
general interest program (1996 - 2011)

Offering moral and financial support to families confronted with critical situations in order to prevent the estrangement of the children.

Intervention Methods:

bullet offering moral and financial support by acquiring 10 housing units, fully quipped with electrical appliances, furniture, carpets, curtains, and linen;
bullet paying the debt incurred by 77 families after years of failing to pay taxes and rent;
bullet donations that included:
   bullet pieces of furniture (77);
   bullet central heating equipment (29);
   bullet color TVs (39);
   bullet washers (27);
   bullet kitchen appliances (23);
   bullet school backpacks (500);
   bullet school supplies for 1075 pupils and students;
   bullet prams (144), of which 13 accommodated twins;
   bullet bikes (15);
   bullet medical bikes (9);
   bullet food, clothing, shoes, vitamins, and personal hygiene products;
   bullet identifying work opportunities in-country and abroad (117) Galerie foto

Preventing the abandonment of children with disabilities or terminal illnesses

Intervention Methods:
Urgent actions meant to alleviate the consequences of critical situations, including financial support for transportation costs, hospitals overnight stays, medical check-ups and surgical interventions;
Intricate medical and laboratory tests, and neuro-psychiatric evaluations for 279 children;
Ophthalmologic surgical interventions for glaucoma, squint, and various other transplants for 171 children;
Prostheses for 40 medical cases, 22 of which were performed in Romanian clinical centers: Brasov (6), Bucharest (10), Cluj-Napoca (3), Tirgu Mures (3); the remaining 18 at clinical centers abroad: England (1), Belgium (1), France (1), Germany (1), Italy (11), Israel (1), and Hungary (2).

Preventing pre- and post-birth abandonment in the case of women with unwanted pregnancies

Intervention Methods:
Psychological counseling, moral and financial support, paying for food and housing, monitoring the pregnancy, maintaining the bond with the natural family, continuing education.

49 unwanted children were born, baptized and integrated together with their mothers into their natural families or in private foster homes (such as 'Casa Emanuel' in Codlea, 'Casa Zorilor' in Halchiu).

Financing Partners:
'Il Conventino" Association in Bergamo, Italy
American foundations 'Hope Cottage' and 'Hearts Across Romania,' both from Dallas, TX
Offices of Notary Public Viorel Tudorache, Elena Batranu, Emil Dragusin
Metabras Brasov, Transylvania Investments Brasov

Throughout the years, our American and Italian partners identified generous families that were financially and emotionally available to provide distance support to impoverished families and children. These operations unfolded under the aegis of the International Program for Solidarity "Distance Adoption," which targeted all poorly developed countries.

A special relationship of friendship and gratitude evolved between the Brasov children who benefited from the program and their supporting foreign families. They have been exchanging letters and thank you notes, as well as pictures taken during Romanian religious holidays such as Easter and Christmas.

More than 2700 children benefited from this Distance Adoption program.

The program is on-going.

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Catharsis - 20 de ani


Programs and Projects developed

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Ongoing projects - 2014


Suntem acreditați pentru a furniza activități și servicii în domeniul adopției, după cum urmează:

  • Informarea persoanelor/familiilor care își exprimă intenția de a adopta, cu privire la documentația necesară, la demersurile și durata procedurii adopției interne.
  • Evaluarea persoanelor/familiilor care doresc să adopte, în vederea obținerii Atestatului de persoană/familie aptă să adopte un copil.
  • Cursuri de pregătire a adoptatorilor pentru asumarea în cunoștință de cauză a rolului de părinte. Cursul se desfășoară timp de trei săptămâni, în fiecare zi de sâmbătă între orele 10:00 – 14:00, la sediul Asociației Catharsis. Cursul este organizat în parteneriat cu Direcția Generală de Asistență Socială și Protecția Copilului Brașov. Nu percepem taxe de participare.
  • Informarea și consilierea adoptatorilor cu privire la demersurile legale necesare dezvăluirii, în condițiile legii, a identității părinților firești ai copilului și după caz, necesare contactării acestora și/sau a rudelor biologice de către copil.
  • Activități post adopție prevăzute de lege: informare și consiliere pentru părinți și copii, cursuri pentru dezvoltarea capacităților parentale, grupuri de suport pentru părinți și copii, sprijinirea adoptatorilor în vederea informării copilului cu privire la adopția.
  • Activități de informare și promovare a adopției.