During 2010, the Timişoara Foundation’s Accommodation Center started accommodating people who were left homeless, in a state of convalescence. A partnership protocol with the County Emergency Clinical Hospital, the Municipal Emergency Clinical Hospital in Timisoara, the psychiatric hospitals of the region was established.
The accommodation center has 32 special accommodation for this social segment for particularly serious social cases (who have suffered from illnesses, accidents, operations or major trauma) brought by the ambulance services or SMURD and which, (after the three days of hospital stay, legally permitted) are homeless or homeless to care for them, need shelter, food, medication and care.
In case of special situations, the number of beds affected by the patients in the section will be supplemented by the capacity to accommodate the shelter (52 accommodation places), with a total capacity of 45 accredited accommodation places.
It should be stressed that without benefiting from foundation hosting, care, medicine, food and sanitation (in short: from full social emergency services) these people are condemned to fail in the street with life threatened.
Although the staff of the foundation is very low and the entire maintenance activity (offices, adjacent areas, etc.) is covered by only one caretaker, the patients in convalescence are helped (on the principle of assistance) by the other beneficiaries housed in the foundation, are physically fit to perform occasional and whenever social welfare activities are needed.
Living together is based on the principles of a social colony, a concept that exploits the reciprocity and resources of each member-beneficiary, and in the cases of psychiatric recipients, the occupational therapy procedures. Thus, through the whole complex of activities (collective hygiene, preparation of food jointly or individually, contribution to the maintenance of living spaces) the beneficiaries take important steps in the sense of their future integration in an independent life or, in more difficult cases health, very low pensions or the total absence of relatives), the way of harmonious and effective cohabitation – by helping them – in a small community.