The Open Accommodation Center is located near a Metro station and within walking distance of the headquarters and the Open Polyclinic of Doctors of the World in the center of Athens, offering easy access to important services for women beneficiaries. The Center houses 44 people and is accessible to those with mobility disabilities. A room for people with disabilities is available as well as specially designed areas for dining and creative activities.
On a daily basis, the basic material and personal hygiene needs are covered, as well as the feeding of the beneficiaries. In addition, comprehensive services are provided for health, psychosocial support, legal counseling, interpretation, language learning, empowerment, creative activities and remedial teaching, while in cooperation with local schools, children are enrolled in the education system.
More specifically, it is an intermediate structure of accomodation and all-day living of women in insecurity with their children. Accomodation is provided for an average period of time (6 months ± 20%) to adult women and mothers with their children, with the aim of quickly finding viable solutions for their social inclusion.
Priority in the integration of the structure is given to mothers with infants and toddlers, while for women without children, there is no age limit upwards, provided that they have completed the 18th year of their age. For boys from single-woman families, accomodation is possible if they have not reached the age of 14, while for girls there is no age limit. Citizenship, religion and gender identity are not criteria for exclusion from the structure. The referral system is established in accordance with the national framework for Reception and Asylum.