EMFASIS Foundation

Emfasis is the brainchild of a team of Greek citizens living overseas who work hand in hand with social experts and volunteers, providing a humanitarian response to Greece’s dire needs during one of its deepest socio-economic crisis in history.


Emfasis was founded to address the holistic needs of all vulnerable and socially excluded groups in need of social, psychological , family support using the principles of Social Street Working as its main way of approach and identification of such groups. It also offers advisory support whilst devising a full care programme for each case.

Emfasis is divided in 3 cells:

Social street work
Social services
Special projects

all run by Greek professionals, specialists and volunteers based at the Greek capital, Athens

Emfasis Social Street Work operates on a neighborhood level, or at areas where it has been identified that there are vulnerable “pockets” of population.

Emfasis applies a personal approach when assessing the essential individual requirements of the person in need – seeking fist to restitute his/her dignity, and provide adequate social, emotional and human support

Emfasis supports any individual in need irrespective of age or race and is committed to:

a non-judgmental approach and anti-discriminatory practices
respect for discretion and confidentiality
adapting constantly
act effectively and efficiently without being bogged down to bureaucracy and excessive planning

Emfasis is a non-profit organization relying entirely on private and individual funding

Organisation type

Non-governmental organization/ non-profit

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