General information on Greece

The Greek SOS Children's Villages Association was founded in 1975, and decades later it continues to provide support to children, young people and families in four locations in Greece. The work of the organisation has adapted to the pressing needs of the local population; when Athens was struck by an earthquake in 1999, the SOS Social Centre team worked in two aid camps in the city, thereby helping more than 2,000 people. At present there are three SOS Children's Villages in Greece, two SOS Youth Facilities and seven SOS Social Centres.