Velos Youth is a non-profit organisation that provides safe spaces for displaced unaccompanied children and young people on the move.

We connect young people with services they can use and run a varied program of activities.

Our diverse team focuses on wellbeing, social development and informal education to support unaccompanied children and young people to re-start their lives where they are, or safely and legally reach an alternative destination that is in their better interests.

“Velos is my family, and when I come here I am happy.”

Young person from Mali

“In velos I feel free.” 

Young person from Iran

“It has a nice aura, you walk in and you feel the dynamism of the space, it’s a hangout spot” 

Staff member of partner organisation visiting Velos Youth

“I came to Velos when I was hopeless and now I enjoy life again. I was so lost the very first time I came in Athens but now I have everything.”

Young person from Afghanistan