Mitera - Center for the Protection of the Child of Attica

A part of the Foster Care Institution Support Program.

The grant includes the replacement of window and door frames in six of the children’s lodges.

The “Mitera” Infant Center was founded in 1955. It is a public institution, which comes under the jurisdiction of the 2nd Regional Healthcare Administration of Piraeus & the Aegean. It is managed by a five-member Board of Directors, whose members are selected by the Minister of Health & Social Solidarity.

The Center’s mission is to care for children who are in need of the State’s support. The Center currently accommodates 90 children, from newborn to 8 years old. The Center’s total capacity is 100 children, placed in 8 lodges, each one with a capacity of up to 13 children. The children are tended to by pediatric nurses, and they are monitored by pediatricians and psychologists on a regular basis.

The Center operates adoption and foster care programs. It is responsible for monitoring and protecting 87 children who are placed in foster families across Greece. Foster parents receive advice and financial support from the Center.

The Center also works with pregnant women, providing them with lodging, food and health care as well as, access to support and advice from psychologists and social workers.