In 1997 Notre
Dame's outreach to an institution for so called 'irrecuperable'
children in Siret, Romania began.
The old abandoned
Children’s Neuropsychiatric Hospital, housing 1310
children at its height.
Reach to Romania
Seniors, alumnae and faculty to work with a volunteer
group run by an Irish schoolteacher.
Our purpose was to extend a human touch to these most
forgotten and abused children. This program ran until
Its improbable beginnings, including some poignant
turns of life, were beautifully recounted by writer and
alumna Kim Fernandez in the May 2000 issue of
If, after reading this, you are
inspired to connect with the children who are still in
institutions in Romania
call 410-825-6202 x1635.
Lucy Strausbaugh, M.S., LCPC
NDP Religion Department