The restructure of several projects in the early months of 2018 has seen our future work in Emergency Housing become part of the new Field Project established within the Smiles Foundation.
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. Smiles employed Facility Managers, Petru & Maria Fule to both oversee the facility and provide critical support and counsel for the residents.
The ground floor of the original building provides the Safe House for women and children suffering Domestic Abuse as well as Shelter for those who need Emergency Housing at a time of crisis in their life.
The upper floor is a 2 bedroom apartment for the residential managers of the Emergency Housing Unit to live in.
The newer built extension provides 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.