Hospice Emanuel provides palliative services for free for all beneficiaries. The costs are covered by funding from national and international projects, charity events, sponsorships from companies and churches, foreign partners, Bihor County’s National Health Insurance Fund, Oradea’s Community Assistance Directorate and from taxpayers directing 2% of their income tax to hospice.
Partners in Care is a project which aims to develop the network of support for hospice patients and their families, providing supporting social services and engaging Vodafone employees as hospice volunteers. The project has been funded by Vodafone Romania Foundation since 2006 and it runs in partnership with the Hospice House of Hope (Braşov and Bucharest) and Hospice Albert House (Bacău).
You are sick, and we care … The project allows us to celebrate the birthdays of hospice patients and assist, monthly, with hygiene products a number of 30 families/patients who have very low incomes. The project, financially supported in 2008 by Bihor County’s Council, currently operates with financial support from Stop Hunger Association, Emanuel Theological High School and Oradea’s Community Assistance Directorate.
Harvest for the Hungry is a project destined for hospice patients who besides illness, are facing financial and material difficulties. They receive monthly financial assistance for basic food and occasional material aid (e.g. firewood for the winter), meant to improve their living conditions. The project is being financially supported since 2007 by the organization Transform Europe Now (UK) and in recent years by Sodexo through Stop Hunger Association.
Emanuel Hospice summer camp. The project allows a week of relaxation and fun in a summer camp, for a total of 30 children assisted by hospice and 10 caregivers. The goal of the camp is to give them an enjoyable experience with outdoor activities, trips, fun games, and the opportunity to spend a week in an environment where every child is valued, cherished and surrounded with love and compassion. The project is being financially supported since 2004 by the organization Hope for the Family from UK.
The Mourning Camp – Evening Star (Luceafărul). Every two years, Hospice Emanuel organizes a therapeutic mourning camp for teenagers. The purpose of the camp is to provide psychological support for a number of approximately 20 grieving teenagers, in order to help them cope effectively with the mourning situation. The project is supported by churches and local companies and has been conducted in 2010 and 2012.
Adopt a family is a project initiated by the Stop Hunger Association/Sodexo, which aims to build a support network for children who are at increased risk of dropping out of school due to poverty. Three children, hospice patients, have been included in this project in 2012 and receive monthly financial support in order to carry on their education. The project is financially supported by Stop Hunger Association and St. Demetrius Foundation from Bucharest.
Art-therapy Rainbow (Curcubeul) Club. The project aims to minimize emotional distress and anxiety for children diagnosed with severe incurable diseases and children of adult patients receiving hospice care, through art therapy activities. The project has been supported since 2013 by the Foundation for Community and Mol Romania, via MOL’s Program for Children’s Health.