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At Safe Place International, we believe that the survival of humanity is dependent on how we love and care for the most vulnerable among us. We envision a world where race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, class, and country of origin, no longer separate us.

Since 2017, Safe Place has been providing basic needs, housing, and sustainability to asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in Greece, Turkey and worldwide.  

(L-R) Justin Hilton, Founder & Executive Director of Safe Place, with Ms. Alanis Morisette, without whose help and support Safe Place wouldn't be where it is today.   



We envision a world where race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, class, and country of origin, no longer separate us.



SPI’s core mission is to empower double-marginalized refugee/migrant communities via projects aimed at the provision of basic needs, such as food and shelter while enhancing long term sustainability and integration activities.



SPI enhances the need for community engagement and accountability by relying on the people we serve to drive the evolution of our programs through extensive feedback mechanisms, while quickly adapting to an ever-changing landscape of social, emotional, political, and health and safety challenges. We seek to create and sustain grassroots structures to address specific resource deficits such as food, housing, and education in doubly-marginalized communities by deploying a decentralized service methodology using volunteers and partnerships with donors, farmers, and other groups or organizations.

Because we believe that stories and lives of doubly-marginalized migrants and refugees need to be heard, we support them in creating a pathway to a sustainable and fulfilled life that celebrates the unique qualities that each of their lives holds. We recognize the preciousness of each life and believe that dignity and self-actualization for those most marginalized of the human species, is the key to one's survival.

Using all the support and resources available to us, we seek to design models for simultaneous social change and social integration that are sustainable on every level. We specifically seek to optimize models and develop best practices that can be deployed in situations where social oppression is present. Our aim is to share all that we learn and the resources we have freely with others doing similar work around the world.

By creating support, shelter, and integration models in Greece that address a variety of needs and employ a spectrum of approaches, we allow for the SPI Team and the communities which we serve to work together in order to create and define what a successful outcome looks like. Using feedback and team observation, we are able to continually adjust our approach and resources to the continuously changing environments of our communities, while disseminating our best practice to our partners around the world in real time.