Our Mission

Emfasis Foundation operates in accordance with the innovative principles of Social Streetwork. In its outreach, it supports and relieves people experiencing multiple forms of homelessness. Through daily presence on the streets of greater Attica, Emfasis provides humanitarian help, counseling, and family support with the help of specialist streetworkers (psychologists, sociologists, social workers, etc.) alongside trained volunteers of the organization. The Foundation’s ultimate goal is to cultivate trusting relationships with those in distress while implementing individualized programs to meet their needs.

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PEOPLE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE
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UNEMPLOYMENT
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RISK OF POVERTY
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HOMELESS IN GREECE

STREETWORK

Our streetwork teams perform socio-educational work aimed at socially vulnerable or otherwise excluded people in their home environment (i.e. streets and neighborhoods).

RELIEF PROGRAMS

Since 2013, the Foundation has been designing and implementing Relief Programs without prejudice for people living or spending a great part of their day on the street. The programs are based on the testimonies of beneficiaries as recorded by Emfasis Streetworkers and provide relief on the beneficiaries’ terms. The number of beneficiaries who have received support and relief so far exceeds 8,000.

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Nine cycles of collaboration with ReGeneration, Special Employment Programs for young social scientists, innovative Erasmus programs, Syrian Refugee Children Workshops, extensive volunteer training from Greece and from overseas, and internships for university graduates in Streetwork methodology are few of the Foundation’s special projects.

EMPOWERMENT

The empowerment programs focus exclusively on empowering people on the streets, with a particular emphasis on vulnerable elderly people, families at risk of homelessness, rehabilitation and social reintegration programs. Since 2015, more than 2,000 beneficiaries have been actively involved in empowerment programs.

Become a Volunteer

Consistent and responsible volunteering is the cornerstone of Emfasis Foundation. Our programs are designed with respect and create a smooth and efficient integration of volunteers into our daily operations. There is no better way to help than to offer your experience to an organization whose primary purpose is to restore human dignity. Fill out the volunteer application form found below.

The Volunteer Management Team will contact you to discuss how you can offer your time, from a few hours a week to more permanent participation.

We look forward to welcoming you to Emfasis family of volunteers. For any questions write to us here: [email protected]

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