The building in this 2003 picture is as we purchased it, an abandoned building from what had been the Communist Offices and Police Station (pre-1989) under the former Communist State.
Smiles started a 3-year building programme which resulted in the initial facility, providing shelter for families and individuals in need of protection from either life on the streets or the horror of domestic abuse. In 2016, an extension was completed which added two family en-suite rooms increasing our ability to assist more desperate families.
The facility was first opened in May 2006, and we employed Facility Managers, Petru & Maria Fule to both oversee the facility and provide critical support and counsel for the residents. After 13 years in the position, Petru and Maria needed to retire on Medical grounds which has created an opportunity for Smiles to assess the future need and potential of the facility.
The ground floor of the original building provided Residential Social Care for those needing some assistance in life, but who could not afford regular residential facilities. The new addition in 2016 provided 2 large separate family rooms, each with en-suite bathroom that can support either Domestic Abuse cases or families in simple need of Emergency Housing.
Please help with supporting our Operating Costs which are £1,475 / $1,920 per month.