Caritas Athens

Κεντρ. γρ.: Ομήρου 9, Αθήνα | Central off.: 9, Omirou str., Athens, T: +30 210 3626186


Caritas Athens is a Non-Profit Organization (NGO) which has been recognized as such by the state, and is a member of Caritas Hellas (a branch of Caritas Europa and of Caritas Internationalis, the philanthropic organizations of the Catholic Church, which play an active role in over 165 countries worldwide).

Established in 1978, its purpose is to combat poverty and injustice, support the marginalized and vulnerable members of society and undertake several coordinated activities in the region of Attiki, Evia, the Peloponnese and Mainland Greece (Sterea Hellas).

Caritas operates in the center of Athens, with its compass being the social teachings and fundamentals of the Catholic Church, along with the values of charity, real and viable solidarity, subsidiarity, social responsibility and awareness, respect of dignity as well as the inalienable established human rights.

Since the beginning of the refugee crisis (summer 2015), the number of the beneficiaries has been exceeding 110,000 annually, compared to 72,000 people who would find support previously  at the respective sectors of Caritas Athens’ activities!