“Saint Onufrie” Social Settlement

Saint Onufrie Social Settlement, one of our major working projects, has now 2 familial houses which are fully operational and host 20 abandoned children. The two family-style houses for the Protection of Children Facing Hardship are constructed on a land donated by the Protection of the Holy Virgin Monastery in the immediate vicinity of the Floresti Monastery situated near Cluj in Romania. A newly inaugurated kitchen provides food for over 150 meals for those in need. A multi-functional building with children’s library, depository space, and many other facilities such as a playground for children are in progress and they require additional investments. Children of Saint Onufrie Social Settlement are cared for by volunteers with great souls, under the direct guidance of Father Visarion Paşca. The settlement is projected to have 4 familial houses and there is still much work to be done. A project for the construction of two other familial houses to host another 20 abandoned children is currently in the developmental phase.

Nearly 80 children who are temporarily or permanently separated from their parents, living on social welfare, will soon be able to live at the St Onufrie Orphanage…

SPOC Contributions

A total of $223,410 has been granted to the orphanage starting in 2005 until 1/2 of 2022. SPOC’s largest charitable contribution in the amount of $125,122 has been granted towards the construction and furnishing costs of the buildings presented in the picture below.

Saint Paraskeva’s house at Saint Onufrie Orphanage

The other financial support has been granted towards administration and operational expenses, kitchen orphanage costs, and the construction of children’s playground expenses.

SPOC President Mariana Cuceu during the fundraising Christmas Concert at Saint Onufrie Orphanage in the winter of 2020

The beginning of Saint Onufrie Orphanage

St. Onufrie – the first days

St. Onufrie – during construction

St. Onufrie Orphanage – what we want to accomplish in the future