Caritas Athens

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

NEW CARITAS ATHENS PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT LIVELIHOODS & SOCIAL INTEGRATION FOR REFUGEES

 

Three new programs will be part of Caritas Athens’ activities to support livelihoods and social integration of legal refugees and families/asylum seekers in Greece:

-LIVELIHOODS

It encompasses an array of activities (fast-paced lessons of modern Greek, training sessions on employability to familiarize with the respective environments set by European standards, as well as to develop the tools for reaching employers – such as proper résumé writing –  attracting employers potentially interested in hiring refugees, offering support throughout the entire interview and hiring process, as well as ensuring the position for a long time-period) to empower refugees towards their financial independence and social integration.

-BUDDY PROGRAM

It aspires to integrate refugees in the Greek society and to develop bonds (social ties) with members of the local community, getting to know and to support each other, participating in joint recreational activities, developing interpersonal and cross-cultural skills and offering support in everyday life.

-REFUGEE COACHING

It enhances support of adult beneficiaries who are accommodated in Caritas Athens’ shelters to begin a new life either within our country or in a country of relocation via the pioneering and unique program designed by the Hellenic Institute of Coaching Greece & Cyprus “From now on … .What?” and offered by its volunteer member coaches through sessions for empowering refugees to identify with and succeed in their goals.