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Helping Ukraine

Currently, Nightingales is housing 18 Ukrainians at our centre, Casa Fericirii. We have been able to support over 35 individuals with a place to stay since the start of the year. Thank you to everyone who has made this possible so far, we could not offer them this possibility without you.


Casa Fericirii - Home of Happiness

Tereza Community Centre

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Our History

September 2022

Nightingales has helped over 35 Ukrainians since the start of the year, with 18 currently living at Nightingales.

Helping Ukraine

As of February 27th 2022, Nightingales in partnership with a local church has been housing and looking after 23 Ukrainians.

October 2021

The second girl from the ‘girls at risk’ scheme starts university.

Summer 2021

British Airforce spend a summer volunteering at Nightingales.


Nightingales supports families with weekly food parcels and activities for children to get through the lockdown period.

September 2017

Nightingales celebrates 25 years of working with the most vulnerable young people in Cernavoda.

January 2017

We opened a coffee shop and play area for local families, employing the young women from our at risk project.

September 2015

We set up a social enterprise to sell candles, cards, pens, key rings and many other items made by the young people in our projects.

September 2012

Nightingales Children’s Project started a football team for those young men that lacked direction, those who had dropped out of school, were drug users or were potentially getting drawn into the sex trade.

August 2009

10 of the young adults move out from the Home of Happiness to independent living units in Cernavoda.

August 2007

Nightingales gives the running of the school to the state where they run classes for students who have not attended school and classes for handicapped and disabled children.

August 2006

The ‘Tereza’ Community Centre is opened to provide the young people in the community a place to spend their free time in a positive manner, in 2017 it was transformed into a coffee shop.

June 2004

The first students from the Nightingales School graduate to High School.

September 1998

The ‘Home of Happiness’ was opened to ensure that children not only received the necessary medical support but the love and care that they had never previously experienced.

September 1995

The forgotten children from the Cernavoda orphanage start school at Nightingales. After a week 10 local children, unable to attend state school are also attending school.

September 1992

David Savage comes to volunteer in the Cernavoda orphanage for 3 months.