Soros Foundation Moldova (FSM)

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Promoting the Right to Live in the Community


The right to live in the community is a fundamental right of all people with disabilities. The foundation, in close cooperation with the Open Society Foundations’ Mental Health Initiative, has made a substantial contribution to the reform of the care system for people with disabilities and their full social inclusion. We achieved the development of sustainable community-based services for people with disabilities and of early intervention services for children up to 3 years old, created models of inclusive education, and adjusted the legal and normative framework in the disability field.
However, there are still a lot of persons with psycho-social and intellectual disabilities who are segregated in residential institutions. The foundation is committed to further support the promotion of community living.

In 2020, the Public Health Department will further co-finance and implement the “Better social services through a sustainable partnership between the civil society and the government” Project, financed by the European Union, implemented in partnerships with Keystone Moldova, The Alliance of Active NGOs in the Field of Child and Family Social Protection (APSCF) and the Alliance Organization for People with Disabilities (AOPD).

Project implementation period: February 1, 2018 – January 31, 2021

Contact persons:
Liliana Gherman, Director, Public Health Department,
Daniela Leahu, Project Director, Public Health Department,