After evaluation, the General Direction of Social Assistance of Bucharest (DGASMB – part of the General Town Hall within the General Council of Bucharest) agreed to finance ADRA Romania. This was done in order to support the Emergency Reception Center for Victims of Domestic Violence – ADRA House.
The non-renewable funding was provided from the local budget of the Municipality of Bucharest, part of which supports non-profit activities of local interest. The amount of 160,000 lei (US $ 37,952) has been granted to Maison ADRA for a period of 4 months, starting in September 2021.
With this funding, ADRA Romania will provide funding to support the center and help its residents.
The process of requesting these funds began during the summer with the preparation and submission of the necessary documentation, and ended in September 2021 with the approval and signature of the contract in accordance with the provisions of the entity. adjudicator.
“What could be nobler than to reach out to your fellow human beings, and to do so with sustained support, wholeheartedly, and with serious and dedicated people”, asks Cosmina Ioana Simean Nicolescu, Director General of the DGASMB. “The partnership between the town hall and ADRA Romania came naturally, proving confidence in our partners and encouraging activities to help victims of domestic violence.
Robert Georgescu, Executive Director of ADRA Romania, adds: “We are happy and gladly share this good news. Casa ADRA is more than a center; it is a place where survivors of domestic violence stop on their way to a peaceful life after some of them have endured years of feelings of humiliation, suffering and fear. Together with the Bucharest City Council, through the Bucharest General Directorate of Social Assistance, we can give these people a new start. “
Since 2009, ADRA Romania has managed the Emergency Reception Center for Victims of Domestic Violence – ADRA House. The objective of this project is the social reintegration of survivors of domestic violence through shelter, social counseling, psychological counseling, emergency medical care, food and advice to a lawyer. The lives of beneficiaries accommodated in the center are changed as they experience a different way of life – free from physical, verbal, economic, mental, sexual and religious violence, based on spiritual values, and cultivating healthy eating habits, exercise, training and recreation.
Between 2009 and 2020, the center, which is part of the “Fight against domestic violence” initiative, helped more than 2,447 mothers and children, of which 979 were accommodated at the ADRA House.
Currently, the amount invested by ADRA Romania for each resident of Casa ADRA is 2,500 lei (593 USD).
If you want to join ADRA Romania and invest in the fight against domestic violence, you can do so through:
- material donations (especially hygiene products and medicines, but also clothing);
- financial donations to the ADRA account;
- make a donation directly on the adra.ro/doneaza site for the Casa ADRA project; Where
- by donating € 2 ($ 2.35) now by texting “ADRA” at 8845.
Since 1990, ADRA Romania has been heavily involved in development projects that benefit the entire population. Lead projects undertaken according to the motto “Justice. Compassion. Love ”, ADRA Romania brings joy and hope to the lives of beneficiaries by promoting a better future, values and human dignity.
Authorized social service provider ADRA Romania is part of the international ADRA network, the global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, one of the world’s largest non-governmental organizations, active in over 118 countries and guided through a philosophy that combines compassion and practicality, addressing people in need without making racial, ethnic, political or religious distinctions in order to serve humanity so that all can live as God wanted.