Athens Solidarity Center (ASC)

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Last updated: 7/12/2024

Description

Athens Solidarity Center offers high quality services to individuals at risk of social exclusion and/or marginalization.

The Center follows an “open door“ policy, which means that it welcomes all people in need indiscriminately – that is, regardless of nationality, origin, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs etc. The only criterion is their vulnerability.

More specifically, the target population groups are those who either already are or are at risk of being socially excluded, such as:
a) people with little or no income, irrespective of national or ethnic origin;
b) migrants who have not yet found their place in society;
c) minorities (such as the Roma);
d) refugees and asylum seekers;
e) young people who are out of employment or education

The Center offers a comprehensive set of pro bono services to anyone in need, such as:

Social Service

  • School enrollment and family meetings for learning challenges
  • Accommodation requests
  • Asylum procedure requests
  • Child protection cases
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Issuance of administrative documents, information about social benefits
  • Medical appointments

Psychological support – Counselling

  • Individual counseling (trauma, anxiety, domestic violence, gender identity issues, mental health issues)
  • Group counseling for integration, personal growth, and empowerment

Legal Service

  • Legal advice
  • Mediation
  • Judicial Representation

Employability services

  • Support for the unemployed in their job search
  • Career orientation for minors and adults
  • Training on job searching and career planning skills
  • Strengthening ties with the private sector
  • Internet corner

Accounting support  

  • Advisory on tax issues
  • Submission of tax declaration
  • Enrollment for social benefits
  • Debt settlements
  • Issuance of unemployment cards
  • Support to overcome daily integration challenges (KEP, DYPA and Tax authorities)

Support to children aged 6-17 with a migrant/refugee profile*

  • Educational support
  • language classes in Greek and English
  • workshops in STEAM, painting, and creative writing.

*The educational support is provided in the context of the “All Children in Education” project.

Creative activity space for children aged 4 -17 years old

The Center offers interpretation services in addition to Greek and English in various languages and dialects such as Ukrainian, French, Arabic, Farsi, Dari, Urdu, Pashto, Hindi, Swahili, Lingala, and Tshiluba.

* An office of the Asylum Service (state service) is hosted in the Athens Solidarity Center which operates independently on predefined appointments.

Requests and referrals can be made in one of the following ways:    

- In person at the center

- Via phone: 00302108220883

- Via email to athens@solidaritynow.org

Accessibility & Additional Information

  • This service is closed on public holidays: YES
  • Is an appointment required: NO
  • The entrance to this location has a ramp: NO
  • This location has an elevator: NO
  • This location has female staff: YES
  • This location has separate bathrooms for men and women: YES

Opening Hours

Monday:
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday:
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday:
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday:
09:00 - 17:00
Friday:
09:00 - 17:00

Address

Domokou [ΔΟΜΟΚΟΥ] 2, Athens (2nd floor) - opposite Larissa Station