Transforming Lives

We combine protection services with informal education and mentoring that enable unaccompanied children to cultivate their talents.

Our Services for
Unaccompanied Children.

We protect every child’s fundamental right to a childhood and equip them with the skills to face the future
01. About

who we are

Faros is a Christian non-profit organization that provides care and humanitarian support to unaccompanied refugee children and youth, as well as refugee families with children in Athens, Greece. In our work, we are committed to professionalism, accountability, and transparency. Faros is supported by individuals, institutional donors, foundations, as well as local and international church communities.

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02. Approach

Embracing people

At Faros, we combine protection services with a holistic approach that enables unaccompanied children and youth to find and cultivate their skills and talents.

In addition, we care for refugee mothers and families with children. At our family center in central Athens, we provide access to psychosocial support, information, and workshops that will enable them to integrate better into society. We aim to contribute to a more efficient child protection system in Athens, by conducting independent research, bringing best practices, and partnering with experts around the world.

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03. Services


Faros’ shelter can host 22 unaccompanied refugee boys from the ages of 10 to 16. It is designed to be able to provide protection and immediately take in children from off the street. The shelter provides a temporary home to unaccompanied children, where the focus is to provide the best possible individual care to every child. Our approach is emphasized in our relationship with the children; we try to restore normality, guide them in critical life decisions, and enhance their curiosity and creativity through various activities.

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