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
Women’s Centres: a safe haven from gender-based violence 25 Nov 2021
A year raising awareness to promote the rights of refugees 13 Oct 2020
No more Morias in the future EU asylum policy 09 Sep 2020
JRS Greece Country Director
Project locations: Athens