Apartment Building for the Homeless



homelessThe volunteers of the nonprofit organization “Human People” furnished a six-story building located in the center of Athens, which will host at least 15 homeless families with young children.

The repairs in the building, which started last December, are almost complete and transport companies delivered beds, chairs, tables and household devices for the first residents, while a kitchen and a communal lounge with a library are being prepared on the ground floor.

The institution was exempted from certain expenses, and the Municipality of Athens will undertake the monthly expenses (ex. water bills).

“We are going to cover the cost of the repairs and the equipment, with the help of sponsors and ordinary citizens offering towels, blankets, sheets and other items, new or slightly used. We hope that at the end of the month the building will be ready to accept about 65-70 people, mainly families with children, who will be selected by the municipality’s social service”, states the president of the nonprofit organization, psychologist-psychotherapist, Vera Messini.

This effort, however, won’t stop at this building. The Human People have already ensured another five apartments (donated by individuals), while they are claiming three large rooms.

“The response of the world is moving”, adds Mrs. Messini.

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