Social Centers – Family Strengthening

Social Centers – Family Strengthening

SOS Children’s Villages works to help families in crisis stay together. In this context, we started in 1999 the operation of the first Family Strengthening program, the Social Center in Kipseli, Athens, in order to support families and help them restore their ability to meet the needs of everyday life on their own and take good care of their children.

Today, the network of our Social Centers has expanded to nine locations in Greece: Athens, Heraklion, Thessaloniki, Ioannina, Kalamata, Komotini, Patras, Pireaus, and Sapes Rodopi.


The Social Center services are provided free of charge and include:

  • Assessment – Diagnosis of children and parents
  • Parents’ counselling
  • Psychological support for children and parents
  • Psychotherapeutic intervention



  • Speech therapy
  • Educational assistance to children with learning difficulties
  • Psychosocial activities
  • Creative activities workshops
  • Material assistance e.g. food supplies, school items