Since 1980, the Adolescent Station, nowadays “Unaccompanied Minors Station”, operates at Exarchia, in a privately-owned neoclassical building. Over time, the work of the Association has been adapted to meet the needs of society each time through specialized, modern and high-quality services, with respect to human rights and family-type care.
To date, more than 2,500 young people of diverse social needs and nationalities have been hosted at the Adolescent Station, a structure that operates under the supervision of a seven-member council. The shelter has capacity for 17 children.
In November 2015, following the enrichment of its activities regarding children’s rehabilitation and smooth social and integration, the Association undertook the reconstruction and management of a model Youth Refugee Center aimed at hosting and supporting young refugees 18+ (former unaccompanied minors, asylum seekers). The shelter operates in the center of Athens and accommodates up to 25 young men.
The Guesthouse has been operating since August 2016 in the building of the Association in the center of Athens and accommodates up to 25 young people. As described in the operating regulations, the Youth Center for Refugees (Asylum Seekers) offers temporary accommodation and support to young men aged 18-22 who do not have a place to live, or whose financial ability does not allow them to continue their studies. both in secondary or tertiary education.
The services offered are oriented towards the reorganization of the forces and the strengthening of the abilities of the young people who are hosted in the hostel, with the perspective of their autonomous integration in the social and economic life of the country. From September 2016, the Association for the Care of Minors and Minors was renamed the Association for the Care of Minors and Youth.
HOUSE2 is funded by EEA Grants through Program II “Asylum and Immigration (Emergency Response for the Reception and Assessment of Asylum Seekers and Housing for Vulnerable Groups)”, funded by SOL Crowe and Human Rights 360. “Autonomous Living Workshop” is implemented within the Active citizens fund program, by EEA Grants, with the implementing body SMAN, Association for the Care of Minors and Youth. The management of the Active citizens fund program for Greece has been jointly undertaken by the Bodosakis Foundation and Solidarity Now.
Referrals to our hostels are made through EKKA.