“In 1985, Tomaz Sadowski a psychologist with experience of working in group homes of troubled youth, prisons and psychiatric clinic, alongside with 14 other persons, established an experimental Centre for Psychological Rehabilitation in Poznan” (New beginning Pg 19).
“The structure of Rehabilitation Centre bothered part of the medical environment, which said that the proposed model “does not fit into the psychiatric help”. The steps to remove the psychologist from managing the centre were undertaken” (New beginning Pg 20).
Barka Foundation for Mutual Help was established as a response to increasing social problems during transformation years. Barbara and Tomasz Sadowski wanted to create conditions in which the “forgotten and unwanted” could have a chance for personal growth and social development.