The Association "Mkurnali" was established under the project supported by the British Embassy. The Association was named after the Saint Pantheleimon Healer ("Mkurnali" in Georgian) The project was originally initiated by Ms. Lali Meskhi, who continues to help "Mkurnali" develop knowledge and skills of  homeless teens.

During the last decade "Mkurnali" was financed by the following Governments and organizations: Swiss Development Agency,  Norwegian Government,  Dutch Government, Georgian Government,  Danish International Women's Organizations, TBC  Crossroads Foundation, Eurasia Foundation and others.

An outstanding contribution was made by the British St. Gregory’s Foundation.