The Hard Places Community exists to see restoration for those who have been traumatized through war, violence, persecution, and loss, as well as those who have been exploited and abused, and to engage in the fight to prevent further trauma from happening to others.
In Greece, we work alongside many who have experienced traumatic experiences as they are forced to flee their country in search of safety and new beginnings. Many have experienced traumatic experiences as they are forced to flee their country in search of safety and new beginnings, leaving behind everything they knew, everyone they knew, and the lands they call home. Most arrive at the hands of a smuggler on the journey from Iran, Iraq Syria, Kurdistan, Cameroon, Nigeria, and other countries, traveling by land and across the sea.
Upon arrival, hoping for a welcoming land and a new start, they are placed in camps where most are living in difficult conditions, often lacking basic needs, proper meals and adequate shelter from cold and heat. HPC in Greece partners with and operates within the Hellenic NGO – Project for Arts and Well-Being. Our mission is to provide integrated therapeutic arts, hope, and restoration to young people, children, and families. Currently, we have a beautiful staff of expats and local staff working together to share hope within a strategic community of Athens, Greece.