our Mobile Support Unit used for emergencies
It has been over two years, since the devastating fires in Mati caused destruction and loss of life.
The main goals of my team have been achieved thanks to the general donations from the amazing GlobalGiving donors that were collected. All of us here in Emfasis, faced a lot of challenges. Nevertheless, the funds allowed us to employ two social scientists so they could dedicate themselves and complete important workshops of self-improvement, document issuing, counseling and financial issues.
More specifically, 66 residents of Mati were supported by Emfasis streetworkers and provided them with social support and material goods based on people’s needs, such as: survival goods, long life food items, basic clothing & hygiene kits, specialized medical accessories, such as walkers, oxygen tanks, first aid items, second hand mobile phones so they could stay in touch, transport facilitation via hired taxis.
The weekly meetings we had with them appeared to be to extremely valuable and helped us to listen, understand and be in contact with their everyday concerns, which led to targeted and beneficial actions based on our communication.
Emfasis, focused these years on self-enhancement matters to maintain an environment of trust and gradually support the affected people get back to their normal routines with dignity.
Some challenges still exist due to governmental issues but Emfasis accomplished to reach most of its goals and always stand beside people in need.
survival goods distributed in Mati, Athens