“Amimoni” is a Panhellenic Association of Parents, Guardians and Friends of Multiply Disabled Visually Impaired People.

It was founded in 1993 in Athens. It is administered by a seven-member Management Board and its status is that of legal persons under private law.

It is a Non-profit Association and it is recognized and certified by the Greek Ministry of Health and Social Solidarity as charitable.

“Amimoni” mainly operates in Attica, yet it is currently extending its reach and services all over Greece.

People benefiting from its services are children and adults with visual impairment (either blind or partially sighted) and multiple disabilities, such as:

  • Intellectual Disability
  • Autism
  • Syndromes
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Mobility Impairments
  • Epilepsy
  • Psychiatric Disorders
  • Hearing Impairment

More than 200 families have already benefited from our services in terms of education, therapy, counselling and support. At present “Amimoni” is providing its services for 90 individuals, aged between infants and 45-year-old adults. 

Our mission is to maximize each individual’s independence in activities of daily living.

Our programmes

  • “Iris” Day Care Centre: Located in Elliniko. It started operating as such in 2005 (From 1995 to 2005, “Epikoinonia” Day Care Centre used to operate there, having a different legal status). It is subsidised by the Greek Ministry of Health and the Region of Attica.
  • Early Intervention: Programme for children aged 0-6 years old having the aforementioned disabilities. It has been running since 2004. Sessions with disability specialists take place at the house of each child. For the period 2016-2019, this programme has received a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
  • Guesthouse “Polichni”: Educational Programme promoting Independent Living for children, aged 8 years old or over, and adults with disabilities. The programme is held at a residence in Chalandri. It has been running since 1996.
  • “Lilian Voudouri” Assisted Living Residence: This is the first long-term residence in Greece, built with an emphasis on ease of use for multiply disabled visually impaired people. It is located in Pikermi. It has been open since 2012.

With our constant efforts to identify the needs of people directly and indirectly benefiting from our services and by our setting goals which we closely monitor, we have achieved to bring contentment not only to people benefiting from our services, but also to people working with us or offering their support to us.

In 2005, in collaboration with the Department of Statistics of the University of Piraeus, we contributed to the collection of data regarding Multiply Disabled Visually Impaired People on a Panhellenic scale.

In 2006, we fostered and contributed to the foundation of the Parents’ Association of Multiply Disabled Visually Impaired Children in Thessaloniki. We also encouraged the foundation of the Association’s Day Care in Kalamaria, Thessaloniki, in 2018, offering training, counselling and supervision to its staff.