Asociatia Casa Ioana
39-41, Oltenitei Street,
Tel: +40 21 33 26 390
Fax: +40 760249389
Casa Ioana is a domestic abuse and family homelessness charity working in Bucharest, Romania.
Casa Ioana’s integrated ACASĂ programme meets the particular needs of families and individuals over an extended period. We work with a broad network of both public-sector agencies and other service providers to help women and children resolve all their problems and acquire the necessary skills and assistance they need to regain family stability and affordable housing. We address the multiple underlying issues of domestic violence and family homelessness, rather than simply focusing on providing short-term emergency shelter.
In 1997, Casa Ioana opened the country’s first night shelter, for people who had lost their homes, following a request by the Mayor of Bucharest. Since 2000 however, we have focused our attention on providing temporary accommodation and professional psychosocial support to women and children experiencing domestic violence and family homelessness.
Casa Ioana works hard to provide accommodation and support to those who need us. We have grown to become Bucharest’s largest single provider of temporary accommodation and specialist support. On any given day, we support 20 families and nine single women.
Casa Ioana is the Romanian representative of FEANTSA, the European Federation of National Organisations working with the Homeless.
We address the multiple underlying issues of domestic violence and family homelessness, rather than simply focusing on providing short-term emergency shelter.
We are dedicated to improving our services and we work hard to learn about the people we work with, e.g. their backgrounds, their needs and their ambitions. We have a hugely varied group of people to support and are committed to providing the holistic and personalised support they need to move on with their lives.
Casa Ioana’s services fall under three general headings:
• temporary accommodation
• psychosocial support
• peer support
We would appreciate your involvement in helping our Association.