A SUCCESSFUL OUTCOME

Maria was 29 years old when she was accepted together with her 4 year old daughter in the ” Acasă ” Program of Casa Ioana. Maria stayed up to the age of 20 in several Children Protection Centers located in Bucharest and outside Bucharest. She... read more

ON YOUR BIKE FOR CASA IOANA

Wow. It’s truly humbling when we see the kinds of things that people are doing in order to raise funds for Casa Ioana. Take Martin Burrows, a Brit  who has been a great friend of Casa Ioana for some time. In March he will be cycling from Bournemout... read more

LOVE LETTERS FOR IOANA

“Love letters for Ioana” is a series of love poems imprinted on off-white ceramic plaques, complete with a small cluster of stylized votive bells, which will be exhibited at the London Street Bistro (Puțul lui Zamfir 15, Dorobanți, Sector 1, Buchare... read more

WE’VE BEEN BUSY

A belated Happy New Year to you all. You will have to forgive the radio silence but we have been busy these past couple of months: the coldest months of the year are when our work is needed by the homeless of Bucharest the most. Anyway, here is a quick lo... read more

TE IMPLICI: WE NEED YOUR VOTES

Casa Ioana has applied for funding for a project via Telekom’s platform Te Implici. We now need your help to make sure that we feature in the Top 10: we need you to vote for us, here. You need to sign up in order to vote, but it only takes a few sec... read more

SOUP KITCHEN FOR THE HOMELESS

PA Services and Casa Ioana join forces for the second time and become partners in the project Casa Ioana Kitchen Soup. We seek to bring joy into the hearts of those who rarely smile. As you will see (take a look here) the soup kitchen at Gara De Nord in D... read more

FROM 1-46: WHO WE HELPED LAST MONTH

Each month we are required to supply a report to the Romanian Ministry of Labour (Ministerul Muncii), who support our work by offering a small subsidy for each person we help from our own funds (which in the main, of course, come from the kindness of our ... read more

A VISIT TO CASA IOANA

We received this email yesterday from an old friend who made his first visit to our shelter this week. With his permission (on the condition he remains anonymous), we reproduce it in full: Ian Tilling was one of the first people I met when I arrived in Ro... read more

WINTER CLOTHES APPEAL

Every year at Casa Ioana we like to offer as much warm clothing as possible to the homeless of Bucharest. In order to do this, we need your help: we need the warm clothes you no longer wear. As this is the time of year when we begin thinking about purchas... read more

GABRIELA’S STORY

Before coming to Casa Ioana, divorcee Gabriela was living rough “in a carwash and apartment block basement” with her 11 year old son after losing her job and being evicted from her apartment. Her mother-in-law refused to help out by caring for Gabrie... read more