In Romania, from 2013 to 2018, the number of adults living in public social care homes increased from 17 123 to 18 081, while the number of such institutions rose from 335 to 426. Given the deinstitutionalisation process Romania agreed to, this may be considered a step back.

Since the very beginning, the New Life Foundation has challenged the tradition of involuntary and arbitrary placement in psychiatric institutions overriding community-based services and social inclusion programmes.

In our 30 years of existence, we have directed our main efforts in providing proper living facilities and adapted housing to the young people who managed to overcome the worst of the traumatic experiences that had scarred their early years of life in the NeuroPsychiatric Hospital in Siret.

With supported living, young people were handed choice and control over their life, in addition to access to regulated care and therapeutic support.

New Life Homes

Built in 1998. This house provides accommodation for 13 young people, several of whom are severely disabled. All of them have spent their earlier years living in the NeuroPsychiatric Hospital in Siret ...

Minimum Sheltered Housing A New Life

The mission of the Service is to provide accommodation for adults with disabilities, as well as support in ensuring an autonomous and active life, in order to recover social skills and develop life and professional skills.

Social and Vocational Day Centre

The mission of the Socio-Vocational Day Center is to promote the social and professional reintegration of young people with disabilities by increasing the degree of communication between ...

We support volunteering

When you get involved in projects for the benefit of a cause or your community, you not only contribute to the development of the community, but also to your personal and professional development.

Educational Support

This programme offers after-school educational support, pedagogical assistance, therapy and recreational activities for children aged 4 to 16 who come from financially challenged families (such as low ...

Drop In Programme

The Drop In Programme came to life in 2003 and it’s aimed at 20 adults within the age group 23 to 35 years old, all of whom have lived at the NeuroPsychiatric Hospital in Siret. Some have children of their own ...

Holidays and Leisure Time

This program is a community-based approach for giving low-income families a hand up out of poverty. Designed in 2003 in collaboration with the authorities in Siret, the program identified 30 people from vulnerable ...