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“NO ONE WILL BE ALONE”

Easter is a great oEmfasis Spring Campaignpportunity for us all to spend time with our families and friends. Nevertheless, there are some people out there who would be alone during the festive days of Easter. Therefore, Emfasis from 6 to 13 of April, carried out the campaign “No one will be alone”, in order to stand by homeless people who experience loneliness more intense than ever during festive periods.

These are some of the ways we tried not to leave anyone behind:

Our social street workers carried out 3 shifts daily, striving to address the needs of families living below the poverty line, street connected children, homeless people and users of forbidden substances among others.

The Mobile Support Unit consisting of a van full of supplies (food, clothing, personal hygiene items, survival kits) and a team of volunteer Street Workers, operated a daily night shift to areas within and beyond Athens Municipality offering the aforementioned supplies to homeless and all those in need.

Last but not least, the team of volunteers of the “Social Support Corner” offered at Synathina, in front of the Central Market of Athens, the following services:

  • Emfasis οn Health”: informative sessions about Emfasis’ health cards
  • Information about Social institutions with benefits (e.g. Clinics, Day Centers, Soup Kitchens, Homeless shelters, Rehabilitation Programmes) and events with free access to educational and entertainment venues
  • Legal counseling and employment advisory
  • Every last Wednesday of the month we provide: food, clothing, survival kits (sleeping bag, mats, wooly hat & gloves, personal hygiene items etc.), baby and school supplies

Koltena Poulatsidi

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