One Stop is a small celebration of solidarity, with the goal to give some happiness to people that want to continue to live with decency.
Every Wednesday and Sunday afternoon at synAthina, we create a small corner open to anyone that wants to have access to free services and activities that should be given to everyone. First aid, laundry, showers, haircuts, warm food, music, games with the kids, legal advice, supply of important information about human rights, shape the effort of this initiative to bring people closer.
Our certified paramedics team takes care of all incidents that need direct attention (cleaning and banding wounds, deciding weather the patient needs to be treated in a hospital, consultation on matters about personal hygiene).
COFFEE, TEA, FOOD
We cook on the street all together for anyone that needs a warm, homemade plate of food that was made with love. We also give out hot or cold beverages for anyone involved with the action or just visiting it.
WASHING & DRYING OF CLOTHES
It involves a mobile unit with 2 washing machines and 2 dryers that has the goal to improve the hygiene levels and increase the decency and self-respect of individuals and, at the same time, create equal opportunities for them.
HUMAN RIGHTS & CONSULTATION
It is composed of a specialized team from Steps that has the goal to note all incidents that have to do with the violation of global human rights, but also to act on them with the appropriate moves (inform, denounce, publicize, etc).
Musicians friends of ours, during the action, with their songs and enthusiasm keep company to everyone involved with the action or just visiting.
ACTIVITIES WITH CHILDREN
Through drawing and playing, our educators give the children the opportunity to pass their time creatively, while at the same time, they communicate with the parents about issues that might concern them.
It’s a Steps project, with the cooperation of teams of the same field, like Ithaca Laundry, ECHO Refugee Library, Society of Social Psychiatry & Mental Health and civilians. For the first time in Athens, they combined their forces having as an only thought all the individuals that experience social exclusion.