Wave started as a group of volunteers who had been working in Thessaloniki, Greece in 2018 to provide for the basic needs of the city’s homeless population, with a specific focus on people on the move. We are open seven days a week, every week of the year, and our main goal is to provide each individual who comes to us with a nutritious, warm meal regardless of who they are, where they have come from, or what documents they have. On top of that we try to fill other gaps in services by providing information, referrals to medical care and legal organisations, hygiene kits, clothing, blankets, sleeping bags, shoes, basic showers and laundry services.
For a long time, the majority of services in the city have been off limits for undocumented people, meaning they fall through the gaps. That’s where we come in! With the ongoing support and umbrella of Human Aid Now, we are able to make sure every person in Thessaloniki has somewhere to go when they are in need.