Emfasis latest synergies and projects which aim to support vulnerable and socially excluded groups:
Emfasis in cooperation with YouRule and Dimokratia Ideon offered during a night shift on 26th March, hot tea, croissant, snacks, sleeping bags offered by the Greek Community of Amsterdam, clothing and smiles to all those who were in a “street situation”.
Aimilia Kalantzi, Emfasis Social Street Worker, talked about her experience: “Every person we approach, teaches us to listen to the need and will of people who live on the streets. The shift we conducted hand in hand with YouRule and Dimokratia Ideon is the hard evidence that together we can do more. It would be better to spend less time looking at the shop windows and observe more the people around us.”
We would like to express our warmest gratitude to the Apolloneio Rehabilitation Center, its patients and all the staff who supported the Homeless of Athens and Emfasis’ work through their Easter Bazaar.
In cooperation with Ster Cinemas, Contest4causes supports Emfasis’ cause “Mobile Support Unit” which offers daily support to all those who are in a “street situation” by covering its operating costs.
On Saturday 25th April 2015 Emfasis organized a training for its new volunteers Social Street Workers. Tassos Smetopoulos, Head of social street work, was the main facilitator of the training and talked about the vision and the basic principles of the Foundation as well as introduced the methodology of Social Street Work as the main way of approach of people in a “street situation”.
In February 2015 Emfasis joins the network of Volonteurope. We would like to thank Volonteurope for supporting our volunteers Social Street Workers efforts and for spreading the word about our vision and daily efforts towards the relief of those in need.