About Us

When the International Children’s Aid Foundation (ICAF) was incorporated in 1997, the desire was to share the love of Christ with some of Romania’s most vulnerable people, orphans. This continues to be the vision of ICAF as it remains committed to investing in the lives of children in the Hunedoara region of Romania through Casa Emanuel Home.

Casa Emanuel Home is a large private residence located in the town of Crișcior where the staff provide a place for children to call home. Currently we have the ability to care for up to twenty-five children at a time. Children range in ages from three to high school graduation, which typically is at age nineteen. The caregivers intentionally foster a family environment, encouraging the children to help with chores, care for one another, and excel in school.

Casa Emanuel Home is committed to caring for the whole person – physical, spiritual, intellectual, and emotional – for the whole of the child’s life. After high school graduation, this includes assistance with job apprenticeships, higher education, and setting up the child’s first apartment. The staff of Casa Emanuel Home are dedicated to helping our children succeed in life.


The International Children’s Aid Foundation, Inc. (ICAF) is a non-denominational humanitarian organization founded by Christians committed to providing for the health, education, and development of abandoned and orphaned children through the operation of a Christian inspired family-group home known as Casa Emanuel Home in Crișcior, Romania.