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.

The participants have all graduated from various apprenticeships and trade schools but, having been denied or left without employment, they are now in need of financial and emotional assistance.

Access to the labour market in Siret is at a low level and employers are still prejudiced or lack the necessary logistics to offer employment to disabled people.


Within the Drop In Programme, we offer hot meals, medical and legal support, temporary accommodation and job counselling.

We also organize monthly get togethers in which we find common ground to tackle the economic and social obstacles that our participants meet along the way.

Community Assistance Program

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 social backgrounds. The key component of the program is the involvement of the Foundation’s young beneficiaries.

Once a month, the young people from the New Life Foundation take on the role of the caregiver. They bring food aid, moral and material support to the most vulnerable families in the community.

When needed, they also perform various tasks around the house and share the knowledge and trade skills they have gained through our other programs. This exchange strengthens the communication between the two groups and allows the social gaps to close, while it becomes apparent that we all share the same needs and aspirations.

People with disabilities become their best spokespersons and representatives while other members of the community gain insight into the different layers of hardship in life.