IASIS is active in the field of Social Inclusion, Mental Health, and Education. The organization is affiliated with the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, the National Register of Non-Profit Private Sector and the Special Register of Voluntary Non-Governmental Organizations of the Directorate-General for Welfare [09110AEN21094O32N-0798 as well as 09110AEN21021N3210N].
IASIS has a management competency system certified by the Special Service / Sector for Health and Social Solidarity [1483 / 18-06-13], and is also certified as a VET Center (KEDIVIM1) by the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP) (License Code 2100625), and is also an executive body for the measure of community service (Government Gazette No.’3647 / 2017).
In addition, IASIS has been certified by the Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation (INEDIVIM) for the implementation of European Voluntary Service (EVS – Certification Code 2016-1-EL02-KA110-002886). Finally, IASIS is under the supervision of the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, the European Union. The annual financial reports are sent to the Court of Auditors and posted to the Greek Transparency Program initiative. IASIS was founded in 2005. In its 15 years of experience and contribution, people have always been in the center of projects designed and implemented, with the main objectives of providing psychosocial support, combating the social exclusion of vulnerable groups, the provision of psychological and counseling services, the creation of equal opportunities and new perspectives.
The total number of beneficiaries of the organization has been estimated at more than 380,000 people since 2006. IASIS NGO has been providing support to anyone in need for 15 years: ➢ People with mental health problems, through the operation of two (2) Boarding Houses, two (2) Sheltered Apartments and one (1) Day Center, (1) Integrated Community Therapy Service ➢ Homelessness and Poverty Action with the operation of one (1) Day Center for Homeless people with a total annual capacity of 1,000 people, and 72 sheltered apartments for homeless people in Chalkida and Attica region.
In addition, through the Fabric Republic program, we provided over 20 tonnes of clothing to social vulnerable groups.
➢ Women-victims of violence, by creating a support service for 200 women
➢ Asylum Seekers with the Psychosocial Service at the Schisto Camp with a focus on women, the operation of Elaionas camp in Attica region, two Shelters with a capacity of 70 persons and 350 persons respectively under the supervision and funding of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, a Shelter for unaccompanied minors, with a capacity of 100 children – victims of war and single parent families
➢ Professionals on the Humanitarian and Educational sector. Training of over 7,500 professionals and students in over 90 different training packages created by our research and development team
➢ Children and Youngsters, through Epikentro Service, and six (6) CONNECT YOUR CITY Youth Centers, (1) accommodation facility for European Volunteers (EVS) who are hosted and participate in NGO’s programs for six months. The organization has also developed a strong network across Europe, through which there have been designed and implemented dozens of Research & Educational Programs in the context of European and national frameworks (Erasmus+, Life Long Learning, EAA Grants, EFM etc.)
The last step to establish IASIS NGO as integrated Center for Psychosocial Education & Training is its certification as a VET Centre by the Greek National Accreditation Organization, a process that warrants the organization as an institution for professional development of both beneficiaries and professionals. Detailed information about IASIS NGO and its actions can be found on our website www.iasismed.eu