LGBT+ refugees in Greece face a double challenge. Though they may have escaped war or persecution in their home country, they often end up in refugee camps where they face homophobia from their fellow refugees. Many live in fear of coming out, under threat of violence or discrimination from those around them.
Members of the LGBT refugee community are doubly marginalized, as they are alienated from their refugee community and often the public in Greece. Many people in this community face discrimination, abuse, attacks, death threats, and homelessness. Economic and social pressures leave this group vulnerable to sexual violence, abusive relationships, forced sex work, drug abuse, and medical issues such as sexually transmitted infections.
Athens Housing Collective helps LGBT+ refugees in Athens leave the camps or escape homelessness, housing them alongside others from their community and providing support, resources, and job training for up to six months.
Each resident has their own caseworker to track their progress and aid their needs while they focus on integration into Greek life and finding work.
At our AHC Community Center space, we offer language courses, job training, psycho-social support workshops, free hot meals, and much more to create a family atmosphere of motivation and support. This is only possible through the continued donations of amazing donors around the world who believe in safety and new hope for all.
4 MONTHLY GROUP EVENTS/ WORKSHOPS
1 SUPPORT MEETING PER WEEK
700 USD PER MONTH FOR DAILY HOT LUNCHES