JRS Greece was established in November 2015 and its action is focused on vulnerable people. To promote the social inclusion and integration of refugees and other forced migrants in Greece, JRS engages in projects that support people from the moment of their first arrival and accompanies them in a process towards self-sufficiency and full participation in their new home societies. JRS Greece manages three Centres in the heart of Athens:

  • Women Day Centre, with laundry and dryer service, shower service and activities. Also focuses on integration through employability.
  • Hub Community in which take place many activities to encourage integration, such as Greek, English, and French lessons, jewelry making, computer classes,
  • Pedro Arrupe Centre , with the mission to help welcome refugee and migrant children into Greek society and schools through supplemental education.

JRS Greece also supports the urban neighbourhoods of Athens through the distribution of non-food items (NFIs).

See our work

Jrs Greece's social worker and translator with an Afghani woman and her child in JRS Greece's Women Day Center. The WDC is a safe place for women and children where they can visit doctors, take shower and wash their clothes and rest.
English language class for migrants and refugees in the office of JRS Greece in Athens. The teacher is Sister Victoria
The "magazi", where donated clothes are distributed for refugees and migrants. The benfeiceries can come once a month to look for clothes.
Sister Eva And Sister Victoria providing activities for children at the JRS Greece office in Athens.
Activities with asylum seeker children (Photo: JRS Greece).


JRS Greece Country Director

Anna Kapralou


Project locations: Athens