The Association of Friends of the Disabled “Movement for Change” is a Non-Profit Association founded in 2010. Our aim is to propose and create something different, something equal in the field of caring for disabled persons. Founded by a small group of university graduates experienced in disabled care, we soon grew with the addition of more and more volunteers who share our desire to help people with disabilities.
At the center of our multifaceted action is the Creative Activity Center for Disabled Persons, which provides its services to 35 service users on a daily basis. At the same time, we organize entertainment, awareness and information events on a local and wider level. We also work closely with universities and medical institutions and organizations for purposes of knowledge and experience exchange as well as expert scientific support.
Our Association is carefully structured, comprised of an administrative board, multidisciplinary team, volunteer groups as well as parents and friends of people with disabilities. We want to live in a society that embraces all of its members and gives top priority to human rights, with no exceptions. We believe in equal opportunities and basic rights for all, regardless of who they are.
In 2012, we rented a two-story, roomy space in the Toumba area of Thessaloniki. We took special care to ensure facilities follow all necessary requirements and guidelines to safely and effectively host people with disabilities. At the same time, we wanted to make sure our space reflects our ideals and differentiates from the often colorless and cold rooms of the institutions. Friendly and colorful, our facilities are filled with smiles every day.
There are three workshop rooms, one amphitheater, relaxation areas, a kitchen, a physical exercise room, disabled toilets and a garden. We want our space to welcome visitors with open arms, make them feel comfortable and give them all that they deserve: safety, inspiration, knowledge, entertainment.
Since the inception of our Association, we have been working closely with prestigious educational institutions and organizations
for purposes of knowledge and experience exchange and scientific support.
We would like to extend our warmest thanks to our supporters – institutions, organizations and businesses
who, believing in our values and trusting in our potential, have offered us their invaluable contributions.
“Δράση για το Κάτι Άλλο/Action for Something More” Association of Friends of the Disabled is a Not-for-Profit Society. The Association was founded on April 9th, 2010 with decision no 1184 of the Court of First Instance of Thessaloniki, Greece and registration number 8905. Its seat and offices are at 30 Vithinias Street, Thessaloniki, Greece. It performs a social function and does not belong to any political, religious or ideological parties or groups. The Association provides support to disabled persons and their families.