The Foundation Emmaus Iași is a non-governmental, apolitical, non-religious and non-profit organization. Emmaus Iasi has worked for more than 19 years with homeless people and people in precarious situation in the city of Iasi. Through its various actions, the association seeks to make them find again their human dignity through social reinsertion and work.
Its main task is the welcoming of homeless people, often coming from Romanian orphanages. In those communities, these people – we call them companions – are provided with a home and a job (in our second-hand shop or in our farm in Popesti). They learn again to live in society, to develop their self-confidence and their ambitions to get a better life and restore their dignity, often lost in the street. The goal is that, in the end, our companions leave the community to find a job, start a family, live their own life and reintegrate the Romanian society, with the inherent rights of each Romanian citizen.
Update : Sept. 2020
Juan Pedro is 54 and the least one can say about him is that he is a Companion who travels a lot, from an Emmaus community to another, in Europe but also in America latina. His journey took him to Iasi in September and he will stay a few more
Meeting with Nazia, volunteer at Emmaus Iasi since february 2020. Her volunteer service was temporarily interrupted during the sanitary crisis, but she was finally able to come back to Romania in july. This month we wanted to know her impressions about her first months of volunteering at Emmaus, what she