With the support of local companies in Thessaloniki, the Salvation Army offers food to families and the lonely in Greece’s northern capital, in an effort to support people who, for some reason, have found themselves in a challenging situation. At the same time after the challenging period of Covid, isolation and taking all the required safety measures, Greek and English lessons are being provided, to help people integrate into Greek society. This is an important service to offer as there are refugees and immigrants that want to communicate and the language is a barrier for them.
Our aim is as well for people to gain life skills and have opportunities for job offers, we offer sewing lessons. Is an important part of our mission for the people, either Greeks or refugeees to made to feel welcome, connected and that they can find in the local Salvation Army a safe place and a ‘’home’’.
Our programmed values discretion, and protects the dignity and self-respect of those who have been challenged by the financial crisis.
Paul Anastasiou and Rachel Mina- Anastasiou, Corps Officers, Thessalonika Corps
Monastiriou 12, Thessaloníki, Greece