Shelter for the protection of unaccompanied minor girls

General Information

Population Groups
Refugee / immigrant population
Days / Hours of service
  • 24/7
Supported languages
GREEK ENGLISH ARABIC FARSI URDU FRENCH SOMALI
Funding
NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (NMINISTRY FOR MIGRATION AND ASYLUM)

Description

By identifying a gap in available shelters and places for UAMs in general and especially for UAM girls in particular, we decided  to create a home for them. Thus, we set up a home fully equipped and appropriately designed, staffed with experts to provide a shelter to 21 UAM girls. We decided to call it “OIKOS” from the Greek word that means “Home”, as our aspiration was to create a home and not a “shelter” for them. Our OIKOS is staffed by experienced and highly qualified professionals such as:

  • Social workers
  • Psychologist
  • Educator
  • Interpreters
  • Caretakers 24/7, so there is always someone present
  • Lawyers
  • Cook

What do we offer to our girls?

  • Bed and personal space (toilet, showers etc)
  • Food
  • Clothes and shoes
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Medical care
  • Non formal education and recreational activities in house
  • Access to formal education
  • Educational and recreational activities (excursions, visits to museums, attendance to theatrical plays, concerts etc)
  • Monthly allowance for their personal expenses
  • Monthly card for their transportation with public transportation
  • Psycho-social support
  • Workshops

At the same time, we provide for a number of issues such as ensuring the issuing of a Personal Registry Number of Social Welfare for the girls, vaccination (which is a pre-requisite for their registration to formal education), registration to formal education and following up on their progress at school, provision of legal aid regarding asylum procedures, family reunification procedures etc.

The unaccompanied minor girls are placed by the General Secretariat for the protection of UMC

Participation/referral information

Τhe unaccompanied minor girls are placed by the General Secretariat for the protection of UMC