Shelter for Unaccompanied Migrant Children of Larissa
Shelters for Unaccompanied Children in Larissa
The Shelter for Unaccompanied Children in Larissa started its operation in November 2019. Since July 2022, the shelter has been operating in the city of Larissa on the alley of 33 Georgiadou Street. It can accommodate 40 people and so far it has accommodated minors from African and Asian countries such as Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt, Somalia, Guinea, Bangladesh, Palestine, Yemen, Ethiopia, Morocco etc.
The shelter accommodates unaccompanied foreign minors who have submitted a request to the respective services of the Ministry of Migration and Asylum for registration or for asylum. The above minors are provided with shelter, food, medical care, education (formal and informal), legal assistance, psychological support and, in general, any service that is of benefit to the minors themselves in order to achieve the best possible integration and inclusion in the Greek and European environment by appropriately trained and qualified staff. Specifically, legal advisors, psychologists, teachers, social workers, nursing staff, interpreters, administrative and support staff provide their services at the centre in alternating shifts, covering the needs of the minors on a 24-hour basis.
The primary concern of the centre is the social integration of unaccompanied foreign minors through psychosocial support activities and interaction with the local community (participation in festivals, sports activities, cooperation with artistic institutions, schools, etc.).
During its operation the shelter has offered the above services to hundreds of unaccompanied minors and with the same passion, along with the experience gained, it will continue to offer them at the highest possible level.
The centre is open 7 days a week, around the clock, throughout the year, including holidays, public holidays and weekends.