MONAR is a non-governmental organization that helps people in difficult life circumstances and who may be socially excluded, are homeless, living with AIDS or addicted to al¬cohol and drugs. The organization was founded by the Polish humanist and psychologist Marek Kotanski in 1978. MONAR is not based on any specific political or religious ideas, but on universal values such as goodness, justice, love, respect for others and for oneself. The organization operates in accordance with the ethical code and good practice standards adopted by similar organizations around the world.
Today MONAR is one of the biggest organizations in Europe working in this field and every year it serves more than 30,000 persons in Poland.