About The Foundation
The Bonus Pastor Foundation exists to help those seeking rescue and recovery from addiction, including alcohol, drug, gambling, and sexual addictions, their families and dependents. Our Christian faith is at the heart of how we address addiction through our five main initiatives: Prevention, Therapy, Aftercare, Professional Training, Spiritual Growth.
Currently our programs are primarily conducted in Hungarian, as we seek to reach the ethnic Hungarian population in Transylvania. We work closely with various members of the umbrella organization, ROSAAC (Romanian Substance Abuse and Addiction Coalition) referring native Romanian speakers to these organizations if they require services that we do not yet offer in Romanian.
We believe that there is the possibility to change even in the most desperate and hopeless lives. Our belief is reinforced by the fact that more than 60% of the addicts who complete our Long Term Therapy Program have been able to remain sober, and rebuild their lives and relationships. We strive to continue walking alongside those who have taken the first step on the road to change.
We view addiction as a problem that affects the whole family, so we strongly encourage family members to participate in our therapy programs when possible. We share our Christian faith with our clients but we do not make faith in Jesus Christ a pre-requisite for participation in any of our therapy programs. Anyone who asks for help with problems related to addiction is welcomed into our programs without discrimination.
1993-2022 in numbers:
- more than 24,000 teenagers attended our prevention programs in schools
- more than 13,000 individuals’ and couples’counseling sessions took place,
- about 10,000 recovered addicts and their spouses took part in the aftercare programs,
- about 1,600 kids and teenagers participated in our Summer prevention camps
- almost 1,200 participants in the more than 100 short therapy programs (12 days and 4 days) organized
- more than 600 addicts have been residents in the 6-9 months therapy in the Drug Therapy Center in Ozd, which started in 2005