The Charity Centre for Refugees is a non governmental, non religious and an apolitical organisation. It was created in October 1999 with the support of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). It was incorporated in the Registration Chamber of the Ministry of Justice in the Republic of Moldova as an NGO in November 1999.
CCR's objectives are to provide cultural, social and moral assistance to refugees and asylum seekers living in the Republic of Moldova and to offer them a place where they can meet, discuss their common interests, share their opinions, and find solutions to common problems. The average number of visitors/beneficiaries of the CCR rose up to 35-40 persons daily.
The CCR's work is focused mainly on facilitation of the pre-integration of vulnerable categories into the society, i.e. organizing cultural orientation and extra-curricular activities. In co-operation with other NGOs, the CCR implemented various cultural and social activities for refugees/asylum seekers with a view to integrate them into the Moldovan society, and also to encourage their community building and self-sufficiency. Starting with 2004, the CCR is carrying out Romanian language courses in order to promote the integration of refugees/asylum seekers into the local society. In the framework of the 2004 sub-project, the CCR also provided the interested refugees with Vocational Training in order to improve their skills and to increase job opportunities on the local market.