A Home for Orphaned and Abandoned Children
After Communism failed in Romania, a missionary from North Dakota moved here to begin serving the thousands of orphans on the streets. Desperate children were sleeping in dangerous, foul-smelling sewer tunnels. They were clothed in filthy rags and often barefoot, even in the dead of winter. The children were malnourished and often beaten by the police, abused by predators and effectively rejected from society. These neglected children, barely surviving, had no hope for a future. Many of them turned to volatile substance use (VSU) to dull the pain of hunger and abandonment, leaving many brain-damaged or worse.
For many years, the Constanta Children’s Home cared for these orphans but eventually lost financialsupport and barely survived. In 2021, Hope Partners International officially adopted the orphanage to form a new Hope Center. Just like the other Hope Centers worldwide, Hope Partners is dedicated to rescuing and transforming the lives of the children in this region for years to come.