Source: Positive Voice
On the initiative of the Municipality of Athens and in collaboration with organisations OKANA and KETHEA a shelter for homeless users of psychoactive substances opened its doors in Athens on 22 April 2020. It is located at the premises of the Ionis Hotel at 41 Halkokondyli Street, in the centre of the city and aims to “embrace” vulnerable groups in order to protect them from the coronavirus pandemic.
The building will accommodate 70 people providing the possibility of hosting up to 140 people for up to 6 months.
Users will receive the following services on a 24-hour basis, with full respect for human rights:
- Individual care and hygiene
- Treatment programs
- Psychosocial support and interconnection with health services
- Legal assistance
- Social and labour reintegration