Since 2002 Monika Merva has been documenting the lives of children who are living in a government-run housing facility for severally disabled and at-risk teens in Fot, Hungary.

The official name is the Karloyi Istvan Gyermekkozpont. They call this place “The City of Children.”

In her own words:
“My focus on Gyermekkozpont comes from understanding that one’s sense of self comes with a sense of belonging within a community.
I believe the home is where our strength lies. It’s the source of everything, where all our, fears, questions, love and our need to belong originate.”