The “Fenix” Center is a non-governmental, non-profit association that has been operating since 1997 and is actively committed to supporting the health of women and families, for social justice and the improvement of the social and health status of old, sick and vulnerable people.
We provide direct support through :
-immediate and long-term support for mothers, fathers and children
-a comprehensive social service for the elderly
-direct assistance in difficult life situations: poverty, illness, violence, homelessness, etc.
-continuous professional training of health workers
-adult education and lifelong learning.
“Fenix” Center has been operating in Sanski Most since July 1997 and this organization started and initiated projects whose focus was on women, pregnant women, young mothers and families. We as a local organization were living witness to all serious problems that the returnees from European countries encountered during post-war period, especially problems of elderly and those who lived alone and abandoned.
That same year we were granted the first one-year financing and our first working space within the Health Center in Sanski Most. That was all we needed then, one small bureau and room for courses and group work with women / counseling during pregnancy, childbirth and after birth.
After we got our working space, we started with new projects. We’ve turned every issue into a viable idea that has made great results. We started consulting pregnant women, preparing them for birth at home and provided house visits because no such services were provided. In our town there was a lot of persons who did’t have anything to eat, so we also started a public kitchen project.
We have been training nurses on pre-natal and postnatal care. We have built our multigenerational center where we are today, which includes an retirement home, kindergarten, educational facilities, orchards and greenhouses. All that requested a lot of effort and devotion, and there are no words to describe it all. Initially, there were insecurities, fears, uncertainties, but also joy and hope with every success.
Incredible twenty! With Fenix’s ideas, our team and membership grew. Some members faithfully followed us all this time and some left us but stayed in touch… but everyone in a special way left their mark on the development of Fenix.
Today, our team has 36 employees in two Fenix institutions, six permanent and long-term programs, with a focus on social entrepreneurship and independent projects. Our constant and long-term programs, which we constantly develop and improve, are our greatest successes. We are particularly proud because each year the share of our self-financing increases and we become more independent and self-sustaining.
See video about the Fenix Center and our activities
Short promotional film: ”Center ”Fenix”
Kurzer werbefilm: Zentrum ”Fenix”