x

Society

Municipality of Athens Introduces a Series of Support Measures for the Homeless

February 12, 2020
ANA

ATHENS – The municipality of Athens increased action for the support of the homeless by doubling streetwork shifts to help people on the streets with five upgraded service vehicles and additional care specialists like social workers and psychologits.

From early February, staff and scientists of the social service have been assisting the homeless on a daily basis from early morning until late at night, by recording their numbers and needs and informing them of services. They also provide immediate and practical help (food, clothes, sheets and blankets). In addition, during very low temperatures they will be on further alert for help.

In a message, the mayor of Athens Kostas Bakoyannis underlined that “provision and care means the municipality to support those who need it at any time and in any place of the city and this is very important when this is held with respect to the people and with dignity. These are the souls that need us with actions every day”.

RELATED

ATHENS — Army and municipal crews removed hundreds of vehicles Wednesday that had been stranded in snow for three days along a tollway linking Athens to the capital's international airport, as authorities struggled to clear blocked roads and restore power to blacked out parts of the city.

Top Stories

Society

ATHENS – A major snow storm that had been predicted for days still caught residents in Greece offguard and the New Democracy government scrambling for answers as to why motorists were stuck for hours on major roads.

Politics

US Congress represenatives Gus Bilirakis of Florida and Nicole Malliotakis of New York – both Republicans – assailed President Joe Biden's administration for no longer supporting the EastMed pipeline project by Greece, Cyprus and Israel.

Associations

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, NY – In the presence of distinguished guests, the vasilopita was cut by the Federation of Greek American Educators in the community hall at St Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in Washington Heights on January 23.

Video

Meet Methuselah, the Oldest Living Aquarium Fish

SAN FRANCISCO — Meet Methuselah, the fish that likes to eat fresh figs, get belly rubs and is believed to be the oldest living aquarium fish in the world.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.