We started our housing programme in summer 2016, after meeting two families in the military-run Karamanlis camp in northern Greece.
UNHCR and IOM (the International Organization for Migration), who were operating in the Karamanlis camp, asked us to extend our housing project and welcome more people.
Our aim is to provide accommodation for refugee families, by renting flats in the local area. This benefits both the families, and the local Greek community.
So far, we have housed over a hundred guests.
- We provide financial support for rent and basic living costs. We also deal with all the logistics (furniture, electricity, WIFI, etc.) relating to the flats we now rent in the town of Sindos.
- We provide moral support for the families we are helping. We also offer advice where we can, and put families in contact with helpful associations, such as Advocate Abroad, Refucomm and Praxis.