Father Andrei Ciobanica in the Parish of Saint Anthony in Husi in east Romania close to the border of Moldova appealed to us for assistance for children with high social risks and many other problems. The list was great. Abandoned children, abused children in dysfunctional families, children without shelter, children with drug problems, young unmarried mothers and finally elderly people without extended families to help support them. The unemployed rate in the Husi region is the worst in Romania over 70% are unemployed.
Over a period of three years we built three separate centres. The first was for abandoned and abused children. The second was a centre and home for young unmarried mothers, some as young as twelve and finally we built a centre for drug addicted children.
We agreed with the Archbishop of Iasi, to help with support for personnel to staff these centres and also to help with counselling, education, and taking care of children who are minors.
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