SOCIAL STRUCTURES CONFRONTING POVERTY IN THESSALONIKI MUNICIPALITY
PRAKSIS - in collaboration with ARSIS (Social Organization for the Support of Youth) as coordinator, and Thessaloniki Municipality - participates in a Social Network Structure under the Act entitled "Social Structures tackling poverty in the Thessaloniki municipality" which is co-financed by the European Social Fund. In this context PRAKSIS enhances the implementation of a Social Pharmacy (operating since 2004) at Thessaloniki Polyclinic (1 Arkadioupoleos & St. Demetrius Street) and also the operation of an Open Day Center for the Homeless in Thessaloniki Municipality.
The aforementioned Social Pharmacy is open from Monday till Friday, 9.00 - 17.00. Its aim is to provide medicine and medical supplies to - at least 100 people on a monthly basis: homeless, unemployed and uninsured citizens (regardless nationality). The beneficiaries have also access to psychosocial support, and information regarding social services linked to the satisfaction of relevant needs.
DAY CENTΕRS FOR HOMELESS
The Day Center for Homeless is open on a seven-day basis in Thessaloniki and provides:
- Provision of Primary health care and management of medical emergencies
- Baths and disposable hygiene kits
- Laundry services
- Play corner for the beneficiaries' children
- Psychosocial support by qualified social scientists
- Referrals (to social services agencies and hospitals)
- Lounge for resting
- Access to internet and phone
The Center is located in the center of Athens (26-28 Deligiorgi Street, 4th Floor, tel. 210 5244574) and is funded by Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
The direct target group is homeless (Greeks or foreigners) who are facing specific survival issues.
Homeless is any person who does not have access to decent and safe housing. The term "homeless" refers to all people residing in the country and who do not own or rent a house, or live on the streets or in hostels and institutions, or are hosted by acquaintances and friends (often in overcrowded cohabitation), or live in inadequate and unsafe accommodation, without access to basic services such as drinking water, electricity or heating.
SUPPORTER / SPONSOR
SEASON OF SUPPORT / SPONSORSHIP
Social Structures tackling poverty in Thessaloniki Municipality
Co-financed by the European Social Fund (Human Resources Development 2007-2013)
July 2013 - July 2015