Romania Without Orphans Alliance (ARFO)
A family for every child!
Vulnerability is a vicious circle. Whenever things get more difficult for any society, the vulnerable become even more vulnerable.
Over 42.000 children are in the social care system in Romania.
No matter how well-intentioned the system is, it cannot replace the family.
A child living in a residential home:
Loose 1-2 IQ points per month in residential care (according to Harvard)
Are up to 10x more likely to be trafficked (according to FBI data)
Are 4 times more likely to commit suicide in teenage years (Pilowsky & Wu, 2006)
ARFO addresses the problem collaboratively and systemically
About Romania Without Orphans Alliance (ARFO)
ARFO unites NGOs, churches, companies, public and private persons, all having a single purpose: that each child should benefit from the love, support and safety of belonging to a family.
When you change a child’s life, you change the whole world in their eyes. ARFO helps you make a difference in a child’s life.
We firmly believe that everyone can do something!