Our Mission.

Safe Place International's primary mission is to support the dignity and self actualization of the most marginalized members of the global refugee community. We seek to significantly improve the opportunities, individual and collective life experiences of these community members

Our Story.

 Countless refugees are left without food, shelter, safety, or any kind of guidance for their futures. The most venerable among them-the LGBTQIA+ community and single, parent women-are widely ignored, and face added strife and danger. Safe Place international was created in response to their unmet needs. 

Our Work. 

Safe Place International aims to achieve its mission through two main avenues: direct aid initiatives and advocacy work. We strongly believe in a work model that promotes autonomy for our partners and our community members while aggregating our resources to maximize our impact.

DIRECT AID INITIATIVES

SPI supports grassroots organizations that directly serve doubly marginalized refugees around the world by providing funding, training and operational support.

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ADVOCACY

SPI is actively involved in advocacy work that aims to change institutional practices and governmental policies related to the asylum process for doubly marginalized refugees.

 OUR TIMELINE 

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December

2020

Safe Place Greece distributes 1,000 Teddy Bears and 2,000 blankets through partner nongovernmental organization's. 

November

2020

Levi's donates 611 boxes of new clothes

September

2020

Moria Camp burns - massive food, blanket, mask emergency aid response

July

2020

Levi's donates 250 boxes of new clothes

June

2020

Maison Charlotte - Athen's Women and Children's shelter opens

April

2020

Tupac Skakur Foundation donates tablets for all Athens Housing Collective members

March

2020

 Food Donation Center opens 

February

2020

Global Family launches Safe House and Emergency Aid support

January

2020

Women and Children's Community center opens

May 2019

Lesvos Women and Children's Shelter opens its doors to house vulnerable pregnant women.

April 2019

 Safe Place International opens its 2-story community center in Athens, Greece open for all those seeking free education, trainings support.

November 2018 

SPI partnered with Tijuana LGBTQIA+ emergency shelters to provide support and valuable crisis advice during the "migrant caravan crisis" on the border.

July

2018

 SPI began delivering monthly food support to unregistered refugee camps outside of Athens area.

March 2018 

SPI partnered with local activists in Bangladesh to deliver emergency aid for Rohingya refugees and widowed mothers.

November 2017

Athens Housing Collective started to fill the housing gap for vulnerable refugees. We started with one apartment and now house over 50 beneficiaries.

June 2017

Aman LGBTQIA+ Shelter in Istanbul opened its doors for emergency cases. It was the first project of Safe Place International.

(Aman, was conceived of it in January, the building was rented in March, and welcomed the first guests in June 2017)