A family where humanity is reborn
Fundraising by Comunità Papa Giovanni XXIII
"With the people we take in we share everything, there is life together". Filippo, Athens Family House.
For refugees, leaving the camp in Lesbos and reaching Athens, the big city, represents the opportunity for a new life: a job, a house, a new beginning. But most of those who manage to leave are forced to live on the streets, along with their dashed hopes, because once they have obtained their asylum request and documents, they are no longer financially supported by the state and are left to their own devices.
This is why the presence of the Pope John XXIII Community is so importantin the Greek capital.
Mama Fabiola and Papa Filippo's Family House welcomes single mothers with children, people with disabilities, the elderly and refugees.
Everything comes to life from their "yes" 7 years ago, when they left Italy with their children and chose to share the suffering and hopes of the people who have been living with them since that day. Here, those who are desperate find a forgotten warmth, lost dignity, a comfortable bed and a welcoming place: a family in which one rediscovers oneself loved. But now they need help.
Theexpenses for the house are many: monthly rent, bills, food for all the people taken in. Then there is the legal assistance for those refugees who need support in protecting their rights and building a dignified lifestyle and greater autonomy.
This is why mum Fabiola and dad Filippo need you. Donate now and help their big family, a safe place where humanity is reborn. Thank you.
Thank you to those who are supporting us....
1 year, 12 months ago
In the last period the emergency is moving towards Athens and we are witnesses of it . Hundreds of people, who have obtained a positive response to their asylum request, have been stuck for months in an interminable wait for documents. Once they receive them, they are intimidated by the police inside the camp and forced to leave the island immediately. This is how they find themselves in Athens, forced to live on the streets or in other refugee camps, without any benefits from the government.
Do not leave us alone, now more than ever we need everyone's help!