Since 1998 the Ark of the World has been actively involved in child protection. With every child’s best interests at heart, it implements programmes to support and reinforce the birth family in order for children to remain with their birth parents while, in cases where this is not possible for any reason, it implements a closed accommodation programme in its homes in Athens, Chios, Pogoniani at Ioannina and Volos.
Having regard to the International Convention on the Rights of the Child and national laws, the Ark of the World, in collaboration with competent Regions, has recently started implementing foster care programmes for the children it protects, in order for them to have the opportunity to grow psychologically and emotionally in the context of a safe family environment that can offer them love, affection and stimuli that every child needs.
In the context of this programme, the Ark of the World is looking for families or single parents, with or without children, aged 30 to 55 years, who want to care for and raise a child or preschool or school age and offer them love, security and stability.
A group informative meeting on the foster care programme is held the first Wednesday of every month from 4.00 to 5.00 p.m. at the Ark of the World’s facility at Kolonos, 3 Zinodorou & Kallikleous Streets. Interested parties are asked to express their intention to participate in the meeting by calling 2105141935 or 2105141953 (Monday through Friday 9:00 to 17:00).