Velos Youth is a non profit-organisation founded in May 2017, with the ultimate goal of supporting children and young people on the move to re-start and re-build their lives.
Our work centres around a safe space in the heart of Athens for young people aged 16-23 years old, providing a range of emotional, material and specialist support services, as well as facilitating access to existing state and non-government services.
We are a response to the evolving needs of vulnerable and precarious youth in urban Athens and a place where young people come together as persons – not profiles – to understand and practice both difference and unity.
At Velos Youth, our mission is to support unaccompanied children and young people, who have been displaced, to restart and rebuild their lives.
We envision a world where every young person has equal access to opportunity.
We envision a world where no young person is denied their human rights.
We strive for a future founded on human dignity and equality, in which holistic care reflects the unique needs of each child and young person, focusing on immediate safety and a smooth transition to adulthood.
In Velos Youth centre we work with the young people to facilitate their personal, social and educational development, to enable them to develop their voice, influence and place in society and to reach their full potential. We do these with the following objectives in mind: