August 4, 2016

Who will benefit?

The Supported Housing Project will be open to those who have been displaced, have an official registration identification issued by the Greek authorities, and where at least one member of the family has been identified as needing additional support due to their vulnerability.

To ensure we support those most in need, a fair selection criteria and assessment process will be administered by an independent panel in coordination and consultation with Filoxenia International and partners working within the communities and camps.
Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants will be eligible to be referred regardless of whether they are applying for family reunification, relocation, voluntary return or seeking asylum in Greece.

We seek to support

  • People with chronic physical or mental illness
  • People living with a disability
  • Women in late stage pregnancy or who have just given birth
  • Lone and unsupported carers for a number of children
  • Elderly people
  • People who have experienced crime including sexual and gender based violence
  • People with “protected characteristics”

Residents will benefit significantly from the shift from tents to apartment, due to a much improved level of stability, security, comfort, hygiene and autonomy. Families will have space and support to develop tailor made infrastructure relating to their specific needs, both in their own apartment space, as well as in the community areas. Removing the pressure of distributions through the community complex’s free shop concept, will also grant these families safe and equitable access to resources, a greater liberty, and allow them to re-establish something closer to a normal family life around their specific circumstances.