The volunteers of the Metropolitan Community Clinic of Helliniko (MCCH) persevere in their effort to help those in need and who have been neglected by our national systems of health and welfare. They see, daily, at close quarters, tragic situations that people find themselves in after a five year economic crisis – even when they are not to blame themselves for being unemployed or uninsured.
As often as we can, we go beyond helping those who are in obvious need, and MCCH is often there to support public institutions and public agencies. And that is how on the 20th of March volunteers from our clinic set off for the women’s prison in Eleona, Thebes and delivered twenty-eight boxes containing a variety of items – food supplements, iron, calcium, magnesium etc., as well as clothing for the prisoners. At the same time, our volunteers came to an understanding with the social worker there to be in touch and offered further help whenever needed – such as additional pharmaceutical items for the poorer inmates.