We pray that children would not be
raised with the identity of an orphan,
but be raised as children of God.
ABBA HOUSE Thessaloniki operates to accommodate children of all ages, ensuring they grow up in a family-friendly home, rather than an institutionalized environment.
We want to provide the children of ABBA HOUSE Thessaloniki with the love and warmth of their missing family, along with a balanced upbringing that covers both their physical needs, as well as their emotional, social, psychological and spiritual needs.
We want every child of ABBA HOUSE to dream again, to evolve and discover their potential and find their true identity as a valuable member of a family and society.
A holistic system of care
AbbaHouse is more than a feeding and housing program. It’s a holistic system of care, that begins in the heart. Here’s how it works:
Cultivating dreamers and hard-workers. We teach our dream-school curriculum, coupling it with real-life skills. Job training, computer skills, language skills, psychology and counseling classes are conducted both in our home and community center.
We provide full training of our caretakers, or “Theas”. We also make sure to keep up to date with local government and childcare worker regulations.
Our children receive care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With full meals, new clothes, individualized sports and activities for each child. When a child enters Abbahouse Thessaloniki, they enter a family.
According to research, one of the best things for a child is to be in a family. We work hard to raise awareness for fostering, making sure our children have the best chance at a good life. Raising the children in a healthy family instills family values, building secure attachment and a healthy perspective.
What is our Mission?
For every child who comes to our care, we will be their family, a childrens home that embraces every abandoned and abused child. Our commitment as an organization is to take care of these children in every way possible.
A day in the life
hear from our kids at abbahouse
“Dance with my favorite songs”
In the morning I wake up and ususally go downstairs to watch TV or right away I’ll wake up and eat breakfast. After food, I’ll brush my teeth and change my clothes. After I will go see what lessons I have to do on the computer and if I don’t have a lesson, I play a board game with the kids. Sometimes I go outside and play basketball or dance with my favorite songs. Afterwards, I eat a snack and after a while I go inside to wash my hands and go on the computer. I then eat lunch and go upstairs to my room to rest. This is the time that I listen to music, speak with my friends . And afterwards I go down to do lessons in my school, but if I don’t have lessons I will read a book. After I eat a snack, I go outside. Then I go inside, have a bath and go on the computer. Then I eat dinner, brush my teeth and watch tv. Around 9:15 PM, I go upstairs to sleep.
Keeping a children’s home authentic to it’s culture and place honors the nation and people. This is why every staff member is a local citizen, fully and fairly paid. We are not just investing in children but in whole communities.
So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor. For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.