Our work in Greece
JRS Greece was established in November 2015 and its action is focused on vulnerable people. To promote the social inclusion and integration of refugees and other forced migrants in Greece, JRS engages in projects that support people from the moment of their first arrival and accompanies them in a process towards self-sufficiency and full participation in their new home societies.
JRS Greece manages three Centres in the heart of Athens:
- Women’s Day Centre, which includes laundry services, showers, and activities. It also includes the collaboration with other organizations to provide primary health care and counseling for new mothers for their baby’s nutrition, as well as children’s rights. This center also focuses on integration through employability.
- Hub Community, which includes activities that encourage integration such as Greek, English, and French lessons, jewelry-making, and computer classes,
- Pedro Arrupe Centre, which focuses on the mission to help welcome refugee and migrant children into Greek society and schools through supplemental education. This center also provides food baskets once a month to the most vulnerable families.
JRS Greece also supports the urban neighborhoods of Athens through the distribution of non-food items (NFIs).