Fostering program of unaccompanied minors in Athens

General Information

Population Groups
Refugee / immigrant population
Days / Hours of service
  • Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
Supported languages


Many unaccompanied children arrive in Greece, having lost their parents or been separated from them. In order to bridge gaps that are not covered in the field of housing and their protection, METADRASI has developed a system of foster care, offering unaccompanied children the security and comprehensive support they need.

The foster care program involves the foster family undertaking the long-term or short-term care of one or more children and is carried out in accordance with national law and the International Convention on the Rights of the Child in cooperation with the relevant state social services.

This practice has been followed for decades by other countries of the European Union and it has now been proven that the accommodation of children in families is the best choice for their best interest and their psychosocial development. Foster parents can become spouses or individuals, with or without children, who meet the requirements provided by law.

For more information on the unaccompanied minors program, you can join the online information sessions. During the meeting you will have the opportunity to be informed by professionals specialized in the institution of sponsorship and to ask your questions.

Participation/referral information

State your intention to participate in the information meeting at 214 100 8700 and 214 100 8717 for Athens or by sending an email to [email protected]. Alternatively, you can fill in your details in the following form:

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