The Foundation for Social Change and Inclusion (FSCI) was founded in 2008 with the main goal of working for the social development and integration of underprivileged individuals, groups and communities in Bulgaria.
Our work aims at breaking the vicious cycle of poverty and social isolation and restoring hope for a better future. We believe that everyone has the right of access to resources and opportunities that will help him to live and develop himself with dignity.
Our priority is the “House of Opportunity” Programme – a network of family type homes for young people leaving state care. The program has been constantly devloping since its inception and is based on best practices implemented in countries from Western Europe, adapted to the conditions and needs of the young people in Bulgaria. Through our program, young people from across the country, vulnerable to risky behaviors, such as involvement in criminal networks, begging, international trafficking and the sex trade, have access to a peaceful environment in family type homes. Our Foundation has five such homes with a total capacity of 25 places where young people live for two years and receive training and support in finding and keeping a job; develop work-type habits; management of household and personal finances; application of adequate personal health care; social skills and skills for creating long-term positive relationships; adaptation for independent living and subsequent support.