Emfasis was founded to address the holistic needs of all vulnerable and socially excluded groups in need of social, psychological , family support using the principles of Social Street Working as its main way of approach and identification of such groups. It also offers advisory support whilst devising a full care programme for each case.
Emfasis is divided in 3 cells:
- Social street work
- Social services
- Special projects
All run by Greek professionals, specialists and volunteers based at the Greek capital, Athens.
Emfasis Social Street Work operates on a neighborhood level, or at areas where it has been identified that there are vulnerable “pockets” of population.
Emfasis applies a personal approach when assessing the essential individual requirements of the person in need – seeking fist to restitute his/her dignity, and provide adequate social, emotional and human support
Emfasis supports any individual in need irrespective of age or race and is committed to:
- a non-judgmental approach and anti-discriminatory practices
- respect for discretion and confidentiality
- adapting constantly
- act effectively and efficiently without being bogged down to bureaucracy and excessive planning
Emfasis is a non profit organisation relying entirely on private and individual funding.