FRCCF / Cluj-Napoca, Romania
The Romanian Foundation for Children, Community and Family (FRCCF), based in the city of Cluj-Napoca, is an authorized Foundation recognized as a Public Utility organization which operates since 1997. The mission is to protect children’s rights, to support vulnerable and marginalized children so that they can grow up in a safe family environment and benefit from the education and health care they need. FRCCF is part of the Federation of NGOs for Children (FONPC), of RURALNET and of the European Federation for Street Children. FRCCF has 17 years of experience in the work with disadvantaged groups, protecting and supporting the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children (children from poor families and child care institutions, children in Roma communities, etc.), their families and the communities they live in, regardless of their ethnicity, religion, disability or social status. We are working in partnership with CSOs, in service provision based on equal treatment, in empowerment of the disadvantaged and in resource mobilization. Ever since the time of its inception, FRCCF has been providing assistance to children and families struggling with the poverty. The foundation tries to target the most vulnerable and marginalized children and to implement long-lasting changes to their benefit but also to the benefit of their families and communities. Starting in 2001, FRCCF created 7 urban and 3 rural community centers and directly supported various types of public schools in order to help the children living in the disadvantage families/environment to attend school, to overcome risk situations that might lead to school drop-out, school failure and to complete further education and obtain the qualification best suited to their personal aptitudes and interests. FRCCF has extensive experience in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating community-level child welfare programs. It has seventy employees who are working in multi-disciplinary teams including social workers, psychologists, special educators, teachers or sociologists. They are offering services in five community day care centers.