Emmaus Iași Foundation has several social projects with the same purpose: help as many people as possible in a way that respects our environment.
- Shelter and social reintegrationIași, Popești, Belveder, Sârca
- In the streetIași
- Agricultural productionPopești, Belveder, Sârca
- Craft activitiesPopești
We are welcoming about thirty people between the houses we own in town and in the country side.
Shelter and second hand shop in Iași
Shelter, farm and second-hand shop in Popești
Agricultural land (Belveder) on Podu Iloaiei
House on Sârca
The “Prânzul de Noapte” project (“night lunch”) can help about a hundred homeless people living in Iasi all year long: medical and social support, meals, clothing items, shoes and various advice.
On the farm of Popesti, our agricultural land (Belveder) and the house of Sarca, we are developing a mixed crop-livestock activity. Our goal is to produce part of our food consumption and to sell the rest on the local market.
In Popești, the carpentry workshop and the weaving workshop provide training materials to companions. Plus, they can create objects to sell or to be useful for the community: furniture, carpets, linens, bags…
All of these projects are meant to be maintained over time. Some have existed since the creation of the foundation, like the street outreach, and some started just a few years ago, like the workshops or the agricultural production.
Some of them have unfortunately ended, like providing shelter for single mothers (2002-2005).
You can find more information about these projects in the “background” section of our website.
Finally, we are also setting up solidarity workcamps or other short-term actions to implement our projects. For example, we have organized solidarity workcamps in Popesti to build the store in 2012-2013 and the greenhouse in 2015, in Iasi to renovate the house, and most recently on the Belvedere location in 2018-2019.
Update : Sept. 2020