Cerebral Palsy Greece

Operating support

The grant supports operating expenses for a short-term guesthouse for a period of three years.The guesthouse was established in 2004 and, ever since, it has offered its services to more than 2,280 children over 10 years old, as well as to adults. The program aims to provide support, relief and entertainment to children and adults, as well as to provide relief to their families. In the case of young adults, the program also offers training in independent living and temporary disengagement from the family environment, through a series of creative workshops.

Cerebral Palsy Greece was founded in 1972 with the purpose of providing care for people suffering from cerebral palsy. CPG is a leader in the field of disability in Greece, offering a wide array of services to over 240 persons of all ages, for free, on a daily basis—and to more than 4,000 families in total since its inception. CPG aims at the systematic provision of services to children and adults with cerebral palsy and ongoing support to their families; the eradication of discrimination of people with cerebral palsy; the training and further education of specialized staff dealing with disability; the raising of public awareness on all related issues; the encouragement of scientific research, particularly with regards to prevention; and the promotion of legislative and government measures in favor of disabled people.