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The "One Child, One Hope" Foundation - Sibiu - Romania
Welcome to UCOS Foundation Website

The “One Child, One Hope” (in Romanian, “Un
Copil, O Speranta”) Foundation was created in June 1998 by a common initiative of its founder, Mrs. Elena Miruna Tudorache and a group of French people with a generous heart, who wanted to help the Romanian abandoned children.
The activities started with the Reception and Family Placement Center – SURYA HOUSE – on the 24th of December, 1998.
Since 1999 the Foundation is conducting the Social Assistance and Abandon Prevention Program for families in need from Sibiu county.
Since 2002, the Day Center for Recovery and Stimulation of Children with Special Needs provides a unique and very successful program for the social and educational integration of the children with disabilities.


  • Watch a 10 minutes video from the CRESC project, showing the support program for children with disabilities.

  • Filmul CRESC
    Click on the image to start the movie.
    • Elena Miruna Tudorache becomes a member of the FONPC board (Oct. 2006)
    • UCOS is recognized as a NGO of public utility (Mar. 2006)
    • UCOS is certifed as a provider of social services for children and their families (Aug. 2005)

    TRINNODD Project Final Dissemination Conference

    European Training Modules for staff supporting individuals with Dual Diagnosis

    Thursday 23 and Friday 24 September 2010 Sibiu, Romania

    Organised by Ucos «One child, One hope» Foundation and the partnership
    The TRINNODD project Final Dissemination Conference will be held on 23 and 24 September 2010 in Sibiu, Romania.
    During this Conference you will learn about the project outcomes, share practical experiences and reflect on the latest research results in the field of Dual Diagnosis.

    For further information, please contact:
    Véronique Lafontaine trinnodd at
    Elena Tudorache ucos at

    AEECRM / Spanish Society for the Study of Mental Retardation
    APEMH / Parents’ Association of Intellectually Disabled Children
    ARFIE / Association for Research and Training on Integration in Europe
    CTE SRL / Private Institute for Rehabilitation
    FENACERCI / National Federation of Social Solidarity Cooperatives
    SIRM / Italian Society for the Study of Mental Retardation
    UCOS / One Child, One Hope Foundation
    Royal College of Psychiatrists

    Elena Miruna Tudorache – Founder 1998

    We have created this center in order to respond to the needs of Romanian children in difficulty. In a transition period, the children are the first victims. Our main motivation is to help the children, which have seldomly or maybe even never experienced childhood. The “One Child, One Hope” Foundation envisions that the next generation will grow and live in a world where their fundamental rights are respected. The Foundation is a nongovernmental organization, which believes that children are Romania’s future, Europe’s future, World’s future. We wish to give the childhood back to the children and also to guarantee a better future for each of them and for each of us.

    So, join us! Every child wants to play, to go to kindergarten, to school, to call somebody “Mum and Dad”, to have the security of a home. Let’s not ruin their dreams! Our role is to nurture their hopes.

    The “One Child, One Hope” Foundation could have been named “One Hope, One Child” – the message would have been the same: They are our hope and we are theirs!

    Elena Miruna Tudorache – Founder 1998