In 2003, Children in Distress Foundation opened the “Saint Christopher’s” Vacation Centre in Curtea de Arges with the help of and generous donation of Mr. Christopher Crabtree. The centre supports children with special needs who come from financially challenged families.

In 2004, the “Saint Andrew’s” Hospice in Pitesti was inaugurated by Archbishop Hope. Built on the ruins of a school for deaf children, the centre provides palliative care services for children diagnosed with hydrocephaly, spina bifida and other genetic and neurological diseases.

In 2006, a new Centre, “Saint Nicholas” Centre for the Development and Rehabilitation of Children, was opened in Bucharest. The Centre provides services for children with global developmental delays, with disabilities, neurological and motor syndromes, speech and language developmental disorders, cognitive disorders, genetic syndromes and orthopaedic and muscular disabilities.

In 2008, Children in Distress Foundation obtained from the Romanian Government recognition as a public utility foundation, thus meeting a limited mandatory set of rules and transparency requirements. As such, the Foundation promotes the interests and offers to local communities a distinguished array of public services.

In 2012, CID Foundation became a certified provider of vocational training for staff who work in the national education system, an important achievement following the implementation of SOP HRD 91/S/2.2/61945” Project, “Development of the educational and assistance infrastructure for children at high risk of dropout and early school leaving”, implemented during August 2010 – January 2013 period.

”Positiv Plus” Association

As a founding member and supporter of “Positiv Plus” Association, Children in Distress Foundation ensures the continuity of services provided to young people aged 18 years old, by promoting their social and professional inclusion.

Since 2007, the “Positiv Plus” Association aims to protect and take care of 16 young people infected with HIV/AIDS who are in need and who come from dysfunctional families, by ensuring a harmonious personal development in accordance with the laws in force.

“Help, Hope & Hospice Association” (HHH)

With over 15 years of experience in implementing social programmes, the HHH Association’s team ensures, starting with 2013, the expansion of services currently provided by “Children in Distress” Foundation in support of children and other vulnerable categories, by organizing and developing new social centres that can aid and support people in need to address the problems they face.

CID Objectives:

During over 20 years of activity, the Foundation has consolidated its position as a renown social and child protection services supplier, promoting and ensuring access of children with disabilities and at high risk of social and academic failure to rehabilitation services, education and social inclusion using a multidisciplinary approach.

CID has a stable core of highly trained personnel who provide professional and competent services at the highest quality standards. CID is constantly developing partnerships in the local community, established between various public and private entities.

CID established a community support network which operates in a similar manner to the successful UK model, a network that significantly contributes to the Foundation’s optimal operating system.

Financial resources:

CID Romania’s activity benefits from financial resources that come under the form of aids and donations made by UK and Romanian supporters. CID UK receives funding using legal levers developed by the British government. Anyone who wishes to donate a sum, goods, or offer in-kind help to our Foundation will always receive supporting documents, regardless of the donated amount.

CID Management:

Alisdair Barron – President of Children in Distress

Paul Kubasky – Vice-President of Children in Distress

Valentina Zaharia – Executive Director of Children in Distress

Moreover, the Foundation has a Board that schedules periodical meetings and Ernst/Young is CID’s auditing company.

Contact details:

Address: No.16 Radu de la Afumati Street, 020667, Bucharest, Sector 2

Tel/Fax: +4-021 210 31 21