Hopes and Homes for Children-Romania (HHC) works in Romania.
Mission statement: to be the catalyst enabling the complete eradication of institutional* care for children in Romania.
*For HHC, this type of care means that a child becomes part of a very large institution (several hundreds of children), which does not leave room for creating the significant loving bonds essential to the healthy development of a child. During communist times in Romania, many such institutions were created, leading many children to develop severe psychological and psychiatric disorders.
HHC works simultaneously in three areas:
- prevention of institutionalisation
- reintegration of children coming from closed structures into their birth or extended family, a foster family, an adoptive family, a small family home