Refugee Youth Service is dedicated to the mission of creating immediate and lasting change in the lives of unaccompanied children and young people on the move in Europe.
Through a holistic approach to the individual's wellbeing we support unaccompanied children and young people to restart their lives where they are, or safely and legally reach an alternative destination that is in their better interests.
Our work is aimed at providing these young people with safer spaces, enabling them to access legal and social support from trained professionals, as well as to create enjoyable places for respite and engagement in creative activities, organised sports and informal learning.
Taking place within safe spaces or as part of regular community outreach and street work, a holistic approach aims to ensure that the unique needs of unaccompanied children and youth on the move are met comprehensively. Daily activities are designed to build trusting relationships between young people and trained professionals, in order to aid the successful promotion of safe steps that will see the endings of perilous journeys, the resuming of childhoods, and rebuilding of lives.
We currently have projects in Athens, Greece and Calais, France. Previous projects have been in Ventimiglia, Italy and Dunkirk, France.