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:
What do we offer to our girls?
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
Τhe unaccompanied minor girls are placed by the General Secretariat for the protection of UMC