Update July 2009:
When our Romanian sister charity took over the children in our farm in 2008 there were 31 still needing care and
during the last year there have been many changes. The Mayor and Council of Bratca have taken over the
payment of salaries and the buying of food. The two houses in Suncuius and Balnaca have been closed and many
of the young people have moved out to begin a more independent life.
Cracium, Attila Dobos, Gabor, Andrei and Ergie have been given permanent homes with families in the
community. Florin has returned to his family. Elemer is employed at the Dracului restaurant in Suncuius
and Cosmin is living and working in Oradea. Cristi and Bela are sharing a small house in Beznea and are
working part time at the Guest House, Ana Lingurar, Claudia Kocze, Ana Robson and Cornelia will move into the
little wood house on the Guest House site and make it their home for the time being so that they are available for
work at the Guest House at any time.
We are investigating the possibility of finding placements in Oradea in the building industry for Sylviu, Gusti,
Attila Pap, Bobi and Viorel, Social Services are working with Ana Marie on this. The young people who will be
remaining in the farms for the time being will be Gheorgie, Romana Barar, Ramona Kovaks, Ramona Kallay, Cristina,
Andrea, Pedre, Adam, Anamaria, Domnica, Claudia Varge, Eva and Lucien. We are hoping to create some kind of
factory employment for some of these young people. There are several ideas in the pipeline but no money,
Starting a new life can be quite scary. If you are a sponsor and your young person has moved please make
sure you have a new address so that you can keep in contact.
In 1989, when a revolution in Romania toppled the Communist regime of Nicolae Ceaucescu, the White Cross Mission
discovered 170 children locked away in a grim institution. Since that time the White Cross has stayed with those
children, improving their conditions and helping them to make their way in the world.
At present the White Cross Mission still cares for many of these young people in small hillside farms in the
locality of Casa Delureni. It is intended that the restaurant at the Casa Delureni guest house will use the fresh
food produced on their farms and that, on a rota basis, most of the young people will find employment at the guest
house. Some of them will work in the kitchen or wait tables, others will clean and make beds, chop the wood and
keep the grounds tidy. In this way the young people will always be assured of sheltered employment and any profit
made by the Casa Delureni guest house will go towards paying the wonderful Romanian House Mothers who care for
By coming as a guest, you will be helping these young people, who have suffered so much in the past, to live
fulfilled and independent lives.
Some of the young people whose lives your support is helping to enhance:
Those living at Casa Fericita in 2008:
Those living at Casa Trandafir in 2008:
Those living at Casa Sfintul Nicolae in 2008:
Those who were living at Casa David in 2008:
Those living at Casa Sfintul Petru in 2008: