An inclusive society in which every child is protected and supported
We rescue children from the streets, refugee camps, police stations, detention centers and welcome them in the safety of our 14 shelters in Athens where they receive comprehensive child protection services. Our holistic model covers food, housing, material support, clothing, provision of medical care, social, legal and psychological support.
In 4 years of our operations we managed to create and ensure the sustainability of 14 shelters in Athens, Greece, offering shelter, support and protection to more than 670 kids. We will keep expanding in the months and years to come.
We create and operate homes where lone children receive a holistic network of child protection services covering food, material, medical provision, social, legal, psychological support and obtain immediate access to education and training.
The comprehensive system of protection, support and social inclusion we are building provides young people with opportunities to have a life of dignity back and stop struggling to survive. The HOME Project shelter model provides more than a safe home for the most vulnerable and has created 170 jobs for both refugees and Greeks as well as refurbishes property with a beneficial social purpose in mind. Hence, we help both the refugee and the Greek population.
More than 50% of our shelter staff is comprised of refugees. We empower people to become the healers both of themselves and their own community.
There are many highly trained professionals amongst the refugee community that are eager to work and become role models for young people, demonstrating in hopeful action that their future can be positive.
The shelters are intended as rehabilitative environments and models of inclusion, skills building and employment, leading to an organic, bottom-up form of social integration both for the refugees working there as well as for the accommodated children.
There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its childrenNelson Mandela (1918-2013)