Having no home is a contemporary issue for the European societies since, in the past years, the rates of homeless people have increased dramatically in Europe and in Greece. Doctors of the World, being aware of its responsibility towards this social group, continued for yet another year the operation of the homeless shelter.

This facility operates during the night and offers accommodation to people forced to live on the streets. At the same time, efforts are made by the homeless shelter staff for the provision of personal care and hygiene services, psychosocial support and referral to housing, food, legal aid, counselling, healthcare, welfare and social rehabilitation services.