Homeless in Athens get basic essentials for winter

Athens Municipality has started to distribute backpacks filled with basic essentials for the winter to homeless people in the city. On Thursday evening, street work teams distributed backpacks to homeless people, each of which contained sleeping bags, blankets, jackets, water resistant trousers, thermos flasks, flashlights and whistles.

Reintegration program for dozens of homeless people

The Municipality of Athens is providing subsidized housing, training and work to a total of 56 homeless citizens under its Housing and Work for the Homeless program, which is funded by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs to the tune of 826,356 euros.

Sheltering the homeless from the cold

As temperatures are already dropping below freezing in the capital Athens and freezing nights are expected to last into the middle of the coming week, municipal employees are trying to convince the city’s homeless to find shelter.