An appeal from the Cedar Foundation team


Dear friends of the Cedar Foundation,

We are all going through a serious ordeal. We are worried about our loved ones, about our business, we feel loneliness. We live in uncertainty, and even in fear. We worry about how long it will last and feel helpless.

It is hard for all of us. But let’s look at this ordeal as an opportunity. An opportunity to reflect on our priorities, to pay more attention to our family, to communicate more often with our friends and family, even if it is virtually. We also have another opportunity – to think about those who, in our busy lives, often remain invisible – the people in social services.

We at the Cedar Foundation care for the most vulnerable and will continue to do so in this critical situation with our full commitment, as we always have. Our social services staff continue to care for at-risk children and youth with disabilities around the clock. We have put in place all the necessary measures to organize the work – increased hygiene and disinfection and limiting contact with outsiders. Not only do our staff have to follow these measures, but they also have to patiently explain to the children and young people why it is necessary to stay at home, to invent and organise new leisure activities, to repeatedly reassure them…
To be there for them as we all are for our children.

People in social services cannot work from home because they care for thousands of children and young people in their own homes.
So please, let’s be responsible and let’s all, for whom it is possible, stay home!
Together, let’s protect vulnerable children and youth in social services and the people who selflessly care for them!

Alexandrina Dimitrova, Executive Director of Cedar Foundation and team


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