FAROS WALK-IN CENTER AND SHELTER

HOW ONE SMALL COMMUNITY IS MAKING A BIG DIFFERENCE

 

A church community volunteered side by side with anarchists in Athens in 2015. People from the church then created a walk-in center for refugees and a shelter for unaccompanied minors, and the NGO Faros was born.

Interviews by Talitha Brauer and Natalia O'Hara • Edited by Becca Ashton

 
ANARCHISTS, EMPATHY, AND CHRISTIANS Athenians in action and how it all began...

ANARCHISTS, EMPATHY, AND CHRISTIANS

Athenians in action and how it all began...

Leaving Gave Us Freedom She left Afghanistan to find freedom

Leaving Gave Us Freedom

She left Afghanistan to find freedom

 
AN ADVOCATE FOR UNACCOMPANIED MINORS Interview with Patricia Kirk, co-founder of Faros shelter for unaccompanied minors.

AN ADVOCATE FOR UNACCOMPANIED MINORS

Interview with Patricia Kirk, co-founder of Faros shelter for unaccompanied minors.

 
 
IMAN & HER DAUGHTERS A Syrian family stops by the Walk-In Center

IMAN & HER DAUGHTERS

A Syrian family stops by the Walk-In Center

With two walk-in centers off Victoria Square, support for refugees in Ellinikos camp (2015-2016) plus the home for unaccompanied minors, Faros grew from having a staff of 5 to 40 full & part-time employees, as well as many volunteers who help out with education, workshops and activities.

What began as a crisis response continued as an ongoing service to meet the needs of unaccompanied minors and other vulnerable refugees in Athens.

In the walk-in centers, Faros staff offers support and integration services for women and children, as well identifying at-risk youth traveling alone. These children can then receive support and protection a few streets over at the home for unaccompanied minors.

 
a CHAT WITH THE BOYS at Faros Home for Unaccompanied Minors

a CHAT WITH THE BOYS

at Faros Home for Unaccompanied Minors

STAFF PERSPECTIVe: Lefteris "The boys are vulnerable, but also very strong."

STAFF PERSPECTIVe: Lefteris

"The boys are vulnerable, but also very strong."

 
 
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