Friends of The HOME Project

Friends of The HOME Project is a global community of supporters who are deeply committed to the mission of the HOME Project. Since its founding in 2016 by humanitarian entrepreneur Sofia Kouvelaki, The HOME Project has been an innovator in providing a holistic network of child protection services for over 1,200 refugee children arriving in Greece after perilous journeys across borders, fleeing violence, conflict, poverty, climate crises and persecution in search of safety and a better future. The HOME Project’s unique model steps in to provide a safety net for children who have fallen through the cracks and suffer the failures of global migration policies and practices.

Friends of The HOME Project offers a way to take action and make a personal contribution to breaking this cycle of upheaval and suffering. We need your help. Your investment would be used to operate our 13 homes and provide mental health, legal, educational, social support, and integration services for the approximately 220 children under our care. We invite people who share our commitment to creating a brighter future for the world’s most vulnerable children to join us at the annual supporter levels below:

  • Friend: $5,000
  • Supporter: $10,000
  • Sponsor: $25,000
  • Advocate: $50,000
  • Inner Circle: $100,000

Gifts at all levels are welcome and appreciated. Being able to count on multi-year support contributes to the long-term sustainability of The HOME Project and its ability to plan for the future of these children and youth. If you are in a position to make a multi-year pledge, we would be grateful for your forward-looking commitment.

Here are some examples of average annual expenses, to frame how your contribution would help:

  • $340,000 to operate one shelter for 17 children
  • $90,000 to provide child protection services for one shelter
  • $50,000 to provide social support for one shelter
  • $36,000 to cover rent and utilities for all of our homes
  • $30,000 for mental health or legal services for one shelter
  • $25,000 to provide educational support for one shelter
  • $25,000 to provide homemade food 
  • $20,000 to support the holistic child protection program for one child
  • $15,000 for a scholarship at an acclaimed private school
  • $12,000 to pay for vocational training for 10 kids
  • $5,000 to cover medical expenses for one shelter

To acknowledge your support and keep you updated on our work, we offer the following to you:

  • Opportunities to experience our work in person
  • Invitations to our community building events in Athens
  • Quarterly Zoom updates on the situation on the ground from Sofia and the organization
  • Invitations to briefings, gatherings, and events hosted by supporters and partners
  • As we work to build this community, we invite you to share ways in which you would like to engage with our mission

How To Make a Gift

Visit our donation page for various ways to give, or contact us at [email protected] or +30 216 809 9152.

Our Partners

We are funded by leaders in humanitarian refugee support including the IKEA Foundation, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, The Shapiro Foundation, the Dutch Government, Movement on The Ground, the European Union Asylum Migration and Integration Fund, and individual donors.