HEKS/EPER has been cooperating with the Reformed Church in Romania (RCR) for many years now. The RCR is present mainly in rural Transylvania, which is severely affected by out-migration and population ageing. The RCR is often the only official institution in small villages. It discharges its social responsibility through welfare activities such as the running of a home care service for elderly and care-dependent people in some 180 localities, as well as a women's shelter and a counseling centre for victims of domestic violence. Another priority is social and economic inclusion for the Roma, who are subject to discrimination. This entails above all better housing and improved access to education, healthcare, work and incomes.
In 2019, some 1390 Roma children in 54 localities received educational support; 2000 disadvantaged people took part in labour market programmes, while 2000 Roma augmented their incomes.
Some 20’000 people benefited from social projects run by church-based partner organisations in the fields of home care services, women's shelters and inclusion for people with disabilities.