• UtilDeco is our work integration social
    enterprise, where over 30 young people with disabilities or other social issues are working.

  • Our Youth Club provides social services to over 150 young people with disabilities or other social issues.

  • JobDirect provides EMPLOYMENT SERVICES on the local market to over 30 young people with disabilities or other social issues.

  • We have invested over 17 million euros in the local community starting with 2002.

  • We own FONSS - Federation of Non-Governmental Organisations for Social Services, including 27 NGOs.

  • Close to You Foundation has merged through absorption with FPDL.

  • We are EY Social Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016

Close to You Foundation (Fundatia Alaturi de Voi) is a non-governmental organisation and the biggest work integration social enterprise in Romania, established in February 2002 by Holt International Children’s Service USA, whose mission is the inclusion of people with disabilities and other vulnerable groups.

Close to You Foundation is one of the pionners in social economy creating in 2008 UtilDeco, the work integration social enteprise, which, throughout time, has created over 100 jobs, out of which at least 40% for disabled people.

SERVICES PROVIDED

Social services

01

for people with disabilities and other social issues

Protected employment

02

for people with disabilities and other social issues

Employment services

03

for people with disabilities and other social issues

Prevention campaigns

04

in the local community

Civic campaigns

05

defending the rights of people with disabilities

Lobby and advocacy

06

for the NGO sector

CLOSE TO YOU FOUNDATION PRESENTATION

COMMUNITY INVESTMENT

75

Projects

150.000

Beneficiaries

17.5 million EUR

Community Investment

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Work Integration Social Enterprise

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Charity Cash&Carry

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LATEST ARTICLES

Read more +05 February 2018 By ADV Romania in News

Close to You Foundation implements “Build Social Ground”

Close to You Foundation starts an important European project – "Build Solid Ground," a project carried out by a consortium of 14 partners from 8 European countries, under the coordination of the Habitat for Humanity International in Slovakia and funded by the European Commission within DEAR (Development Education and Awareness Raising). The project includes a
Read more +05 February 2018 By ADV Romania in News

Close to You Foundation takes part at Build Social Ground

Between January 15-17, 2017, representatives of Close to You Foundation participate in the first working meeting within the project "Build solid ground" organized in Bratislava, Slovakia, a project that is funded by the European Commission under the DEAR program (Development Education and Awareness Raising). The project is being carried out by a consortium of 14
Read more +05 February 2018 By ADV Romania in News

VR Experiences with WISE!

Children joining our Youth Club had some truly unique, wonderful experiences. With VR technology, they ventured into the mountain and "stepped" into space. They approached the Sun, saw how the Earth revolved around it, and "visited" other planets in the solar system. Those who chose to climb the mountain have overcome their fear of height

ANNUAL REPORTS

Manual of Ethics and Integrity ADV Romania & UtilDeco

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