Through the Roman Catholic Parish “Sacred Heart of Jesus” in Stăuceni, Caritas Moldova has created a specialized service for homeless people. On December 6, 2006 a night shelter for the homeless, named “St. Stefan” opened its doors to provide refuge to those in need. The shelter offers a chance to those who are living on the street to make a change in their lives, whilst respecting the right of individuals.
Goal: To contribute to the social reintegration of the most marginalized areas in the Republic of Moldova.
Implementation period: 2006 – present
Methods of implementation: 15 places of shelter for a maximum of six months; Most important assistance: food, personal hygiene, medical aid; Help to find a place to live, reintegration into the family unit, or placement in a care home for the elderly; improve the psychological and emotional state of the recipients through various activities taking place at the shelter
So far, 498 people have benefited from the services of the Night Shelter “Saint Stefan”:
50 people have received ID documents;
15 people have been given disability support;
85 people have returned to their families;
18 people got married;
87 people have gained employment;
16 people received treatment from TBC;
22 people were transferred into care homes for the elderly;
1 person obtained the legal ownership of his house;
7 people were hospitalized in a psychiatric hospital;
61 people are living in rented accommodation;
Project Coordinator: Arina Zîcu
Night Shelter administrator: Adam Bojanowski
Social Assistant: Maria Zaicenco
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