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The children from the United Children’s Services “Slancho” met Santa with lots of songs, dance and joy.

The old, white-bearded man was surprised with a delicious cake made by the children together with their parents.

We would like to express our gratitude for the children`s smiles and for the Christmas atmosphere to the “Teddy Bear” association and the UBB team. They prepared individual gifts for each child and wonderful Christmas decorations.

Thanks to a few people with open minds and hearts open to the needs of underprivileged children the “United child services of Slancho” received some very important equipment that will help provide better care for children with disabilities.

Some time ago, newly-weds from Plovdiv gave a generous donation towards the cost of a special therapeutic chair and additional funds were provided by the Stoitzevi family from Ruse. Although the funds weren’t totally sufficient, the municipal authority has topped up the…


The forum was organized by Hope and Homes for Children – Bulgaria and was hosted by Equilibrium on 13th and 14th June 17, 2017 in integrated children’s services “Slancho” in Ruse.

The venue was chosen because Equilibrium is the only NGO in the country that manages an innovative social-health service with the support of Ruse Municipality and the partnership of Hope and Homes for Children – Bulgaria.

The round table brought together the large majority of professionals who are leaders and experts in the other 7 pilot facilities in the country. They were opened as a result of the restructuring and closing of 8 pilot Homes for Medico-Social Care under the project “Direction: Family” of the Ministry of Health with the active participation of Hope and Homes for Children – Bulgaria.


The children from “Slancho” had a colourful and noisy celebration for the International day of the child. The participants were children who use social services in the Day Centre for Children with Disabilities, the Centre for Family-Type Accommodation for Children and Young Adults with Disabilities In Need of Constant Medical Care, their parents, sponsors and donors.

The team from “Slancho” refurbished the playground, all the utensils, the swings and places for play started to glitter in new shiny colours courtesy…


Viki was born in October 2013 in Ruse. He was born underweight – 1400grams – and a month after that he was diagnosed with the Down syndrome. According to the head of the Neonatology department in the Ruse hospital, Viki`s parents wanted to look after him at home. Viki could be released from hospital in a stable condition but he would have trouble eating. He had a bad swallowing reflex and his stomach could not process food in the right…


March is one of the best spring months. That is why there was a spring-oriented event at the daycare center “Slancho” for the children. It was named “Spring fun in the woods”.

Our young actors took part as butterflies, ladybugs, beetles, bunnies, little mice and there was also “the Wind” who brought the first sun rays of spring. The children from the daycare center and their parents were dancing into the music celebrating the beginning of the spring. At the…


My name is Joana and I am the mother of Alec, a child that his father and I were looking forward to having with lots of love and apprehension.

He was born full term on 17th February, 2012 in the maternity ward in Byala and delivered by Cesarean section. I will not mention the name of the doctor who looked after me during pregnancy. Three hours after his birth Alec was admitted to the Neonatal Unit in Ruse. The…


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Our names are Lilly and Bobby and we decided to make you part of the happiest and most important day in our lives – our wedding. Although we don’t know each other, we want you to know that your story touched not only us and our parents but also all our guests. No matter how beautiful flowers are, they fade and get forgotten in a few days. Good deeds don’t. That is why we called on all our…


dscn0624It is not by chance that Equilibrium chose this certain day for the consecration of new services which we have been managing since the beginning of 2016. The reason for the ceremony was the two small-group homes of the actual names “Love” and “Hope”, where 23 children and young adults with disabilities have been taken care of since April, 2015.

In 2016, Equilibrium took the responsibility of dealing with highly complicated cases in the innovative, integrated services, which were opened…


13664691_10207618461399795_1943990095_nThe family of Maya and Tsanko Borisovi shared one of their greatest celebrations – their wedding – with the children, who need help, support and attention.

Some years ago Maya and Tsanko decided that for their wedding they will ask their friends and the guests to bring toys, books, and everything children need instead of flowers and presents. A month ago their dream came true, and the wedding guests embraced the idea. On 12th July 18, 2016 the foster…