Ethos is a voluntary, grassroots, non-profit, independent humanitarian association of people that have been actively involved with the humanitarian challenges in Greece and work to support the needs of both the local and refugee community. Our association started to form in 2015, as a result of the awareness of gaps that have been widely visible during the emergency refugee response in Greece and the mismanagement of resources that prevailed across the context.
Our motivation was to cover some of the major humanitarian needs that were forgotten by all others and to develop meaningful interventions that would equally support the needs of refugees, migrants and local vulnerable people in an ethical and effective manner. Taking into consideration the expertise and experience of our members, the association started to form around one main vision. To support vulnerable children and young people by nourishing their growth and independence.
Since November 2017, we have established a protective apartment for refugee children that ended up alone in Greece and become homeless as they turn 18 years old. These young people are supported with accommodation, nutrition, education and psychosocial support by a highly motivated and professional team who is committed in help them develop their skills and to become independent.
Ethos is registered under the Court of Law of Thessaloniki as a voluntary, non-profit, independent humanitarian association. Decisions are taken by our members through the general assembly that also democratically elects a board of 5 representatives who are responsible for the coordination of our activities. We are sustained economically by our members, friends, volunteers and supporters who commit their personal time and resources in developing our interventions and the vision of the association.