In these difficult times, we stand by our fellow human beings who need it the most and we go on together and strong!
Athens, March 20th, 2020
At SolidarityNow we have been following closely the developments regarding the covid-19 pandemic affecting the planet and our country. This period is very challenging for all of us, for our beneficiaries, our colleagues working in the field helping others and for every person. We recognize our role in addressing the needs of the most vulnerable, thus we inform everyone that we will continue to respond to the vital needs and will keep safeguarding the rights of all: Greeks, refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in our country through our Solidarity Centers in Athens and Thessaloniki.
More specifically, the Solidarity Centers’ psychologists expand their work and provide pro bono support to those being in the frontline against the Covid-19 pandemic and to those who, right now, need it the most.
The organization’s psychologists will provide psychological support and counselling, through teleconference, to medical, nursing and other staff in the country’s hospitals who struggle daily under extremely adverse conditions to restraint the disease and protect public health, as well as to our fellow citizens living in quarantine and experiencing intense stress, anxiety or fear.
The psychologists of the organization’s Solidarity Centers will offer their services through teleconference:
Athens Solidarity Center: Anyone interested can contact the Athens Solidarity Center Facebook page, email to email@example.com or phone to 210 8220883 (10.00-13.00). One of our psychologists will contact you as soon as possible. Currently, this service is only available in Greek and English.
Thessaloniki Solidarity Center: Anyone interested can contact by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone to 2310 50 1030. One of our psychologists will contact you as soon as possible. Currently, this service is only provided in Greek and English.
“Isolation and quarantine cause anxiety and fear. Within a short timeframe, we were confronted with an unprecedented situation, which will certainly affect our psychology. In SolidarityNow we know it is our duty and this is why we have decided to create one more communication channel with the society, by offering psychological support to all those feeling vulnerable, reminding them that they are not alone; they will find us on their side”, says Antigone Lyberaki, General Manager of SolidarityNow.
Information: please see https://www.solidaritynow.org/en/emergency/ all changes to the organization’s Solidarity Centers in Athens and Thessaloniki caused by the covid-19 pandemic.
Since May, 2019 the Athens Solidarity Center is financed by EEA and Norway Grants, with HumanRights360 and CROWE Greece as the fund operator. The Center is also supported by the Municipality of Athens.
Thessaloniki Solidarity Center was established and is supported by Open Society Foundations.