Victoria Community Center Athens


A Drop in the Ocean has opened a Community Centre in collaboration with One Happy Family.

The center offers a safe space in Victoria’s neighborhood, a focal point for the community and the population that wishes to integrate in the Greek society and find various kinds of assistance. Our team is in charge of the Non Formal Education and Employability support in the center.

Our programme activities:

  1. Community Empowerment Mobilisation
  • Reproduction/sexual health education

We offer health lessons in collaboration with the Amurtel-Mambrella Midwives.

  • Emotional management trainings

Trainings cover topics such as how to manage stress, anger, and anxiety.

  1. Non-Formal Education

A Drop in the Ocean offers Non-Formal Education in Greek, English and computer skills. Our English and Greek lessons are open to adults, on a beginner level and up to more complex grammar and conversation levels.

Our computer course is a basic level class. We design our programs to be accommodating and flexible as not to exclude people unable to commit to formal education.

In order to prepare the students to participate in vocational trainings and actively look for a job, we developed a Business English and Business Greek curriculum, that gives the language base to master a specific job.

  1. Integration Support
  • InfoHub
  • Interview preparation
  • Employability support

A Drop in the Ocean offers activities for adults that include seminars and workshops on employability and professional development, CV and cover letter writing sessions, interview preparations, and administrative support.

Other programs and activities at Victoria Community Center Athens



Community space

One Happy Family (OHF)

Community spaces with Café, phone charging stations, free Wi-Fi, co-working space, community volunteer programme.

Monday – Friday, 10:00-17:00


“Stagona Center” Education Program

Stagona (A Drop in the Ocean / Dråpen i Havet)

English, computer and Greek classes.

Monday – Friday, 10:00-18:00


Mental Health & Psychosocial Support sessions

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Mental Health is related with our ability to cope with everyday stress and difficulties, maintain relationships and be productive to our community. If you are experiencing inability to perform daily tasks, feelings of sadness, despair, stress, sleeping or eating problems, can be early warning signs of a mental health problem.

Feel free to seek support from the mental health team of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Victoria Community Center.

Tuesday to Thursday, 9:00 – 17:00.


Streetwork project

Lighthouse Relief

The Emergency Response team at Lighthouse Relief provides dignified support to refugees and asylum seekers living under precarious conditions in Athens through:

  • Needs assessment
  • Case management
  • Referrals to other service providers
  • Emergency helplines

Contact us via telephone/WhatsApp:

  • Arabic/French/English: 694 091 9938
  • Farsi: 694 613 0898

Monday and Friday, 10:00 – 17:00.


Media Skills courses

ReFOCUS Media Labs

ReFOCUS Media Labs offers a professional course of media skills from photography, video production, sound engineering to feature movie production. Participants will be creating their own portfolios with ReFOCUS mentors to prepare for a job market. ReFOCUS will also offer a training in citizen journalism and connect the students to international media for internship and freelance opportunities.

If you’re interest in taking our media classes please get in touch with Sonia on WhatsApp/Telegram/Signal: +48 510091895


Legal support

European Lawyers in Lesvos (ELIL)

Free legal aid services.

Monday 10:00 – 17:00


Arts space

Wave of Hope for the Future

Arts activities.


Women’s and kids’ spaces

Glocal Roots

Activities for women and child-friendly space.

Monday – Friday, 10:00-17:00


Sports activities

Yoga and Sport with Refugees

Yoga and empowerment self-defense for women.


Housing project, and support for refugee women suffering from violence

Meaalofa Foundation

The Meaalofa Foundation is German non- profit organisation based in Munich. Through its activities in Athens, with the project HoMER (Housing, Mediation and Education for Refugees), it supports vulnerable refugees, with a special focus on young single women and single mothers and their children, some of whom have also been victims of violence. In particular, it supports temporary accommodation for vulnerable refugees who would otherwise be homeless in the streets of Athens, assists them to obtain documentation and legal help as well as medical/dental /psychological treatment as needed, helps them to acquire language skills and education, encourages them to do sponsored voluntary work and seek employment, and generally tries to empower them and facilitate their social integration.

The Meaalofa Foundation is present in the Victoria Community Centre every Friday 10am to 5 pm, in Room B4. The purpose of its presence in the centre is:

  1. to interact with current or potential beneficiaries of the HoMER project
  2. to hold networking meetings with other NGOs
  3. to provide a consultation & support service to refugee women suffering from violence, in collaboration with the European Network of Women- Greece

Participation/referral information

Due to the situation of Covid-19, changes to the activities might occur. We always ensure infection prevention by following various infection control measures, in accordance with the guidelines of the Greek authorities.