Since 1980, the Adolescent Station, nowadays "Unaccompanied Minors Station", operates on 48 Isavron Street, in 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 from August 2016 at Aristotelous Street 124 in the center of Athens and accommodates up to 25 young men.
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Referrals and placements at the 'Unaccompanied Minors Station' are carried out by the EKKA and funding is provided by the Ministry of Economy and Development and by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF). Accordingly, the Youth Refugee Center is funded by the UN Refugee Agency in cooperation with Solidarity Now.