The Rome-based Peter Pan Onlus association, which provides support for families with children suffering from cancer, issued a statement on 6 February saying that it faces eviction from its centre in Trastevere.
The charitable organisation said that it received the notification through the Lazio Region's Istituti Raggruppati per l'Assistenza all'Infanzia (IRAI) which gave it ten days to vacate the Casa di Peter Pan building.
The association says it has always paid its rent to the regional body and has never received any funding from public bodies. "The closure of the house will deprive hundreds of children and their families of our free support" it said.
A press conference and public meeting will take place at 12.00 on Friday 8 February at Casa di Peter Pan, which is situated behind the Regina Coeli prison on Via S. Francesco di Sales.
Casa di Peter Pan, via S. Francesco di Sales 16.