Network of social structures to combat poverty in the Municipality of Pavlos Melas

In recent years, social and economic developments have caused aggravation of social problems. Large parts of the population led to unemployment or underemployment. They live in poverty, face homelessness, excluded from public health, isolated and marginalized .

These new conditions invite the local community to meet the challenges and to actively participate in solving critical problems by taking a more active role and utilizing opportunities for the benefit of all.

Towards this direction within the project “Network of social structures to combat poverty in the Municipality of Pavlos Melas”, Arsis NGO in cooperation with the Municipality of Pavlos Melas make the creation of six social structures , which are: the Social Grocery, the Social Pharmacy, the Soup Kitchen Service, the Public Kitchen Garden, the Intermediation Office and the Time Bank.

Social Grocery
It provides food, household items and clothing to individuals and families residing in the Municipality of Pavlos Melas and having difficulty coping with their daily needs.
Address: 28th Oktovriou 152
Tel: 2315505062, 2310604904
e-mail: koinonikopantopoleio_pm@yahoo.gr

Social Pharmacy
It covers the needs for pharmaceutical care of Municipality’s residents, who are excluded from the public health by providing medicines, medical supplies for primary care and parapharmaceutical products gratis.
Address: Agias Marinas 4, Polichni
Tel: 2310609079
e-mail: koinwniko.farm.pmela@hotmail.com

Soup Kitchen Service
It provides free lunch in a daily basis to Municipality’s residents who face financial difficulties.

Address: Lagkada 196, Stavroupoli
Tel: 2313324636/7
e-mail: domisissitiou@gmail.com

Public Kitchen Garden
It provides the possibility to 100 Municipality’s residents to cultivate their own individual piece of land to cover a part of their nutrition needs, contributing also with their production to the reinforcement of the Social Grocery and the Soup Kitchen Service, through procedures of massive cultivation.
It is located in the area of Mpazouli
Tel: 6936125322
e-mail: laxanokipospm@hotmail.com

Intermediation Office
• It offers services of social support and information services to the residents of Municipality of Pavlos Melas.
• It facilitates the communication with social and public entities and services.
• It provides information about the activities of the Network of Social Structures.
Address: Limnou 2 & Kazatzidi, Nikopoli
Tel: 2315505061
e-mail: grafeiodiamesolavisis_pm@yahoo.gr

Time Bank
“An exchange network using time as currency”
A service of social networking that enhances solidarity economy, giving to its members the opportunity to exchange services and products without money.
Anyone can offer services or stuff and ask back services or things he/she needs.
Address: Limnou 2 & Kazatzidi, Nikopoli
Tel: 2310020188
e-mail: trapezaxronoupm@gmail.com
site: xronos.koinwnikesdomes.gr

Co-financed: European Union (European Social Fund) and Greek Ministry of Labour Social Security and Solidarity

Code: MIS 377142, Operational Programme “Human Resources Development”

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