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First look at the Shelter environment

The shelter of Pylaia was created operates accommodation for a total of 30 UAM. It is located in the suburbs of Thessaloniki approximately 1 hour of bus ride from the centre.

The shelter has 9 bedrooms with bathroom, they can accommodate up to 4 UAM. The other important rooms are the classroom, the computer room, the office, the small kitchen, the living room, the eating room and the garden.

The shelter is staffed with a coordinator, an education officer, a health officer, a social worker, an administration officer, two psychologists, three translators, several caretakers and a person responsible for the cleaning. It is important to mention that the latter actually wield much more authority than many workers due to her prolonged and continuous presence. A lawyer, a Greek teacher and a roving French translator are also regularly present.

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