The charitable association “Family and Child” was founded in 2012 and has Social Prosperity as its mission. It deals with the fight against poverty and pauperism, with inequality mitigation at a national level and it provides its services to families with minors, irrespective of religious, ideological and other beliefs, pursuing the amelioration of their living conditions. Furthermore, the association supports even more vulnerable social groups such as elderly, people with disabilities, people with addictions, immigrants, homeless etc. This takes shape through the collaborations that the association develops with other organizations, as well as through the external actions that it systematically schedules.
The “Family and Child” actions focus initially on the coverage of the basic survival needs of a family. This is accomplished by providing them with food, milk, pampers, cooked meals, breakfast, all sorts of clothing and footwear and utility items. Next the association aims at strengthening the parents and mobilizing them so that they become able to integrate into the labor market. To achieve this goal the association arranges free foreign languages lessons and craft workshops in order to enrich the CVs of the members. While at the same time it has created a special room with technical equipment to educate them on how to write and email a CV. Additionally, it schedules career orientation seminars where parents are informed about subsidized programs, jobs and their requirements. Meanwhile the association is aware of the crisis that our society faces which directly affects the mood of the parents and in turn it disturbs family harmony. Hence it takes care of their psychosocial condition by supporting them through parent counseling so that they become capable of managing the difficulties they encounter without letting stress be reflected on their children.
It is very important to mention that we help all kind of people no matter their religion and their origin. In the first year of operation more than 400 families asked for help in our Association and we have assisted them in their problems. In the end of the third year we managed to help more than 1000 families.