Impact Romania works alongside Romanian staff and volunteers to transform the lives of institutionalized orphans through mentorship, educational support, career training and encouraging them to help other orphans.
Staff and Volunteer Community (Pas Cu Pas). The heart of our work is located in the city of Cluj-Napoca in the northeast region of Transylvania. This is where our volunteers and national staff experience healing, support, growth, and family through Bible study, training sessions, service opportunities, retreats, and professional counselling.
Romania Orphan Outreach. We are committed to providing support for four Romanian orphanage communities. Presently, this means weekly visits by our staff and volunteer teams who build relationships, lead programs, and just have fun together. Many practical needs, such as supplying firewood, fruit, and medicine are also met.
Mentorship program. The mentorship program pairs Pas Cu Pas volunteers with children in one-on-one relationships. Three times a month, mentors take their assigned orphan under their wing to intentionally spend time with them. It is hoped that through this sustained relationship, the child will experience loving attention from a positive role model.
Family Farm. Looking forward to the future, the Family Farm is the next big step for Impact Romania. Located outside of Cluj, it will have animals, a garden, and an orchard. The farm will be able to host teams and orphans who can learn practical skills and grow in relationship with one another while staying there.
Impact Teams. Visiting teams provide a welcome boost to the staff and volunteer community. Their main goals are to encourage the community with friendship, ideas, program support, and spiritual interaction. The life-changing relationships that have been forming since 2001 are supporting our community of healing, restoration, and spiritual growth for hearts that have experienced deep abandonment and abuse.