Our Program in Greece OMID started to support marginalized young women in Greece in early 2020, with a focus on Farsi speaking women refugees in Athens. OMID is registered as a charity in Greece and currently has 33 young Farsi women in its care. THE CONTEXT IN GREECE The UNHCR believes that there are in excess of 70,000 refugees in Greece, with an ethnic composition of approx. 47% Farsi speaking, 27% Arabic speaking, and 26% Other. THE OMID APPROACH IN GREECE OMID’s approach in Greece is holistic and trauma informed, because it believes the operations which are not holistic or lack trauma- sensitivity run the risks of: Ignoring the interrelated connections between the various problems that clients face; labeling and pathologizing clients; disempowering and devaluing clients; misusing or over-using displays of power. As a trauma- informed organization OMID is committed to compassionate and effective practices and organizational reassessments and adapts itself to meet the needs of clients with histories of trauma. All clinicians, educators, the management, and the entire staff therefore are educated and trained on an ongoing basis in trauma-informed practice and care, and how to deliver it. Trauma-informed care is a culturally and linguistically responsive approach to engaging individuals with histories of trauma. It is grounded in, and directed by, a thorough understanding of the neurological, biological, psychological, and social effects of trauma and the prevalence of these experiences in persons who seek and receive mental health and educational services. It takes into account knowledge about trauma, its impact, interpersonal dynamic, and paths to recovery, and incorporates this knowledge into all aspects of service delivery. It is an organizational structure and treatment framework that involves understanding and recognizing all kinds of trauma, so as to be able to identify trauma exposure, whatever its source. Trauma-informed care then uses evidence-based, trauma-specific services and treatments for recovery pathways, and recognizes that traditional service approaches can re-traumatize clients and family members. THE CORNERSTONES OF OMID’S PROGRAM IN GREECE Legal assistance: Providing core legal services to manage and advance the refugee status of our clients. Shelter: Providing “at risk” clients with safe housing and basic subsistence. Therapeutic intervention: Providing client with individual and group therapy in order for them to overcome the traumas of their past. Education: Providing education programs like English language, IT, and Gender Empowerment for clients, both face to face and online. Trauma informed training: Providing training programs on trauma informed care for the staff of other NGOs in Greece in order to improve their effectiveness in dealing with their traumatized clients.