The “Shelter for Women Victims of Violence & their children” was inaugurated in June 2013. It operates on 24/7 basis, 365 days a year. Specialised staff (social worker, psychologist, pedagogue) provides safe hospitality, food, socio-psychological support and care for our ladies guests and their children.

The shelter aims to support, empower and reintegrate women into community life and the labour market.

Their stay is of a temporary and transitional character. Guests are all women regardless of the age, religion or nationality, who have been victims of any form of violence: physical, psychological, sexual or economic.

Legal counseling and assistance are provided through the social services of the City of Athens, Women's Counseling Centers of the General Secretariat for Gender Equality or other public services, which facilitate access to employment, education, health and welfare services.

The Shelter is funded by the programme "Operation of Local Government Structures and Services in favour of Women and for Combating Violence - Development and Operation of Shelters" NSF (2014-2020).

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Access to service and referral procedure info

The contact number and location of the Shelter are not public due to security reasons. Women who are interested in the shelter have to contact: - Division of Equality and Anti-Discrimination policies, City of Athens 210-52.10.645 - 646 - The Counseling Centers of the General Secretariat for Gender Equality tel.: 210 33.17.305-6, Polykentro tel.: 210 5202800 - 24-hour telephone line SOS 15900 -

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