Victims of Trafficking

If you have been a victim of human trafficking and wish to report the acts against you while receiving assistance and protection, you can contact the following services:
- Sub-Directorate for Combating Organized Crime of the Attica Security Directorate: 210-6476826 and 210-6476825.
- Sub-Directorate for Combating Organized Crime of the Thessaloniki Security Directorate: 2310-388401, 2310-388363 and 2310-388375.

It should be noted that Anti-trafficking Units have been established and operate regionally, covering the whole country (Police Directorate of Arcadia, Police Directorate of Achaia, Police Directorate of Heraklion, Police Directorate of Ioannina, Police Directorate of Corfu, Police Directorate of Serres, Police Directorate of Kozani, Police Directorate of Cyclades, Police Directorate of Larissa, Police Directorate of Lesbos, Police Directorate of Rhodope and Police Directorate of Phthiotis, with a full range of technological equipment and staffed by police personnel with special knowledge on human trafficking issues, with continued training, participating in seminars organized in our country and abroad and dealing with relevant cases.
In addition to the above-mentioned services, you can contact any Police Service, 24 hours a day, which will guide you accordingly.

(source: Hellenic Police – Human trafficking)

Support services for victims of trafficking in human beings

National Center for Social Solidarity (E.K.K.A)

The National Center for Social Solidarity coordinates a network of social support services for individuals, families, and population groups experiencing a psychosocial crisis or in need of immediate social assistance
The National Center for Social Solidarity (E.K.K.A) is a legal entity under public law with its headquarters in Athens, supervised by the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity.
Its services for victims of domestic violence include:
- Direct Social Aid Line “197” for all citizens. Operating on a daily 24-hour basis. Calls are toll free.
- Social Support Center in Athens, Piraeus, and Thessaloniki
- Shelters for citizens with serious socio-economic problems in Attica
- Shelters for women, alone or with their children, who are in danger in Attica and Thessaloniki. Services provided include:
- counselling services and information on social welfare issues
- social and psychological support to individuals or families immediate accommodation for women – alone or with their children – who are in danger (mainly victims of violence – domestic violence, victims of human trafficking)
short-term accommodation in shelters for individuals experiencing a crisis or social emergency
- cooperation and mediation to facilitate access to social solidarity services provided by other bodies.

The General Secretariat for Family Policy and Gender Equality – Counselling Centers on Violence against Women operates under to the Ministry of the Interior

The General Secretariat for Family Policy and Gender Equality has set up and operates an integrated network of 62 structures for female victims of violence.
This network includes the 24-hour SOS 15900 hotline, 40 Counselling Centers and 21 Shelters for female victims of violence and their children.
The SOS15900 hotline is also supported by It operates 24 hours a day/365 days a year and provides its services in Greek and English, while the cost of the call is one local call unit.
The Counselling Centers provide free psychosocial support and mental health counselling, while the services provided are now being expanded to include employment counselling for women as well as for women who suffer multiple discrimination (refugees, single parents, Roma, etc.). Information on the addresses and telephone numbers of the Counselling Centers is available at ““ and on the social networking page facebook:
Website of the General Secretariat for Gender Equality:

(Source: e-justice – My rights to support and assistance)

Other relevant bodies for support:
- International Organization for Migration: for the safe repatriation of victims
- Diplomatic Authorities to provide assistance to victims who are their nationals in cases of trafficking in human beings


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