A «Street Team» which provides the homeless of downtown Athens with food and clothing was set up by Caritas Athens, implementing the call of Pope Francis, on August 10th, 2016, for an “outgoing Church”.
A group of volunteers has been meeting with and assisting fellow humans who live on the street and specifically in the wider region of Syntagma and Omonoia squares, since Tuesday, April 11, and every two weeks.
However, the goods offered to these people are not as necessary as keeping them company, or their need to talk with someone. The volunteers realize the needs of the homeless through this contact and make sure that the following time they give them anything they were asked for (e.g. a blanket, a pair of shoes, sweatpants).
The pilot action of the ”Street Team” was launched every two weeks. In case more volunteers participate, the service could be offered on a weekly basis.
Those interested in taking part may contact the secretariat of Caritas Athens by calling 210-3626186 (Monday to Friday: 08.00-16.00).