We collect packaged food, blankets, warm socks, gloves, scarves and hats for the homeless in Athens and for the refugees living in tents.
The needs are great because of the very low temperatures of the season.
If you want to offer please contact us by phone at +302114094177 or DONATE.
In almost every European country homelessness is increasing. The most visible and distressing sign of this is the growing number of people sleeping on the street.
Our country has one of the highest rates of homelessness in the European Union.
Most of the Athens Homeless are Greeks, Victims of Economic crisis in the last five years. Forty-seven percent of respondents said they were forced to live on the streets after losing their job. Twenty-nine percent said that they prefer to live on the streets instead of living in a homeless shelter or other organized hospitality facility.
The study also shows that almost half of the Athens homeless are substance users (41.2 percent), 7.3 percent are alcohol abusers and 2 percent use drugs and alcohol.
SOURCE: greece.greekreporter.com , greece.greekreporter.com .