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Monthly Archives: February 2015

  • Η ιστορία του κυρίου Λευτέρη

    MR. “DIMITRIS” MAGICAL CHRISTMAS

    Posted on 5 February 2015

    The title of this story reminds of a fairytale title and rightly so, as this Christmas offered Mr.”Dimitris” a feeling similar to the magic of a true fairytale. But let us take things from the beginning and how we first met with Mr. “Dimitris”. On Wednesday afternoons, our volunteer Social Street Workers and social services […]

  • Συνεχίζουμε τις δράσεις μας δυναμικά

    WE CONTINUE OUR DYNAMIC INTERVENTION FOR THE RELIEF OF THE HOMELESS AND THOSE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE THROUGH EMFASIS NEW PROJECTS

    Posted on 4 February 2015

    With the echo of the «Merry Streetmas» Campaign still alive, we continue our dynamic intervention aiming to support those in need: • Soon we will start Phase 2 of our project “Changing the Past – Dental Restoration”, with the selection of the new candidates. This programme provides former users of illegal substances and people below […]

  • Volunteer 2

    VOLUNTEERS’ EXPERIENCE FROM EMFASIS WINTER CAMPAIGN “MERRY STREETMAS”

    Posted on 4 February 2015

    Solonas Malkas, Photographer & Social Street Worker “It’s the 31st of December and I hear it is going to be freezing this evening… “We are going to be on the streets tonight” I’m thinking… Just as anticipated, Tassos called to confirm, telling me: “we will go out tomorrow as well and for as long as […]

  • Οι άνθρωποι πίσω από την Ανάγκη

    THE TRUE FACE OF THE PEOPLE IN NEED

    Posted on 4 February 2015

    Vathis Square She was rather tiny. In her 30’s, blond, beautiful, cute. But she seemed a bit lost… Our initial thoughts may sound like: “Oh, come on… She is a drug addict. What did she expect? It was her choice. She wants to live on the streets…. And if she didn’t, she would have entered […]

  • Παιδικό Street 1

    “MERRY STREETMAS” – STREET WORK FOR CHILDREN

    Posted on 4 February 2015

    During the Merry Streetmas campaign, six days were dedicated to the working children who work in the center of Athens. The majority is between 6-12 years old. We have been trying to build a relationship with them for over a year now. What would be more normal than for them to spend a joyful school […]

  • Merry Streetmas - Χριστούγεννα στο Δρόμο

    “MERRY STREETMAS” – CHRISTMAS ON THE STREET WITH EMFASIS

    Posted on 4 February 2015

    Life on the streets is always tough. During winter, though, it becomes unbearable. Exhausting. You can see the homeless people all around. Squashed into an alcove, hidden near the entrance of an apartment block or a building, lying on a bench. People forgotten, alone, exposed to cold and rain. If you dare to look into […]

  • Μείωση Κοινωνικής Βλάβης

    EMFASIS WAY OF REDUCING “SOCIAL DAMAGE”

    Posted on 4 February 2015

    In times of dire socio-economic crisis similar to the one we live today, emotions such sadness, injustice, disappointment, frustration are intensified and depression symptoms show a considerable increase. In turn, these feelings may lead into difficult situations and behaviors, with negative effects for the individual as well as for the society. Preventing these situations and […]

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