Social Worker – Dancu

Dancu, Moldova
Lilia - Social Worker

Since starting the Emmaus Club for children with special needs and backgrounds in Dancu, Moldova we have been keen to do more.  Many children come from very difficult circumstances and we know that family dynamics, poverty, illiteracy, unemployment can detrimentally affect the future of the children.  We have been really keen to employ a social worker to help the families and work with them to love and support them as well as help them with practical day to day issues.  Welcome Lilia who now looks after the families with food parcels, medicine, documents and generally gives them as much support as she can.  Read about just some of the families she is helping below.


LATEST UPDATE – March 2024

In the past 6 months Lilia and Veronica have visited 21 families with food and hygiene parcels. Some of the more vulnerable families have had several visits. They tell us that the help they receive from Link to Hope for the socially vulnerable families in their community is a great blessing.

They also had the opportunity to pay for food at the school canteen for children who come from these vulnerable families.

Veronica tells us ‘Together, know that we are doing great things and through these things we can bring people hope, courage and taste for a better life. We pray that they will understand how great our God is and how big His love is for them. We are very happy that we can do this together with you. May God reward you for everything you do, for your support in this wonderful work and for your encouragement and prayers for us. We wish you many blessings and we pray that this collaboration will continue for many years.

With much love, Veronica and Lilia.’


The M. family from the village of Dancu

Two children, I. 14 years old and N. 11 years old, grew up with a single mother, without a father. This summer their mother died of a serious illness and they were left in the care of their grandmother, who is retired but loves and cares for her grandchildren very much. Grandma Maria is optimistic and thinks she will manage. We were happy to visit them and they were very happy with all the things we gave them.

Family in Dancu
The P.Family Dancu

The P. family from Dancu village

Two boys: 13-year-old V. and 11-year-old N, are raised and educated by their mother L.. Their father passed away about 2 years ago. They don’t have their own house, someone from the village gave them an old house. All the people of the village who were willing helped her to repair the house and live with the children there. L. is sick and undergoing treatment. The situation is quite difficult for them, but they are very positive and optimistic.

The C. family from Dancu village

The C. family is a large family. Four children live only with the mother, because their father died about 8 years ago. This woman went through many sufferings and many trials, but despite this fact, she remained to be the mother of the children and to raise and educate them. It is very difficult, there are many problems and needs, but she believes and hopes that everything will be fine. She is very encouraged and thankful that we always try to be with her and her problems.

The C.Family, Dancu