Community Center on Lesvos

"Work WITH the people,
not FOR them"

The One Happy Family Community Center is a place which is built and run together with people from refugee camps on the Greek island of Lesvos.

Who we are and what we do

Learn about the hisory and the people behind the One Happy Family community center.

Volunteer with us

We are always looking for people which support us on the ground as Volunteers.

Help us to be able to help

Your money keeps the center up and running. You can donate via bank transfer or PayPal.

From our blog

  • A unique and a safe haven for a lot of people
    Thoughts of Jael To and Noemi Fricker, two of our One Happy Family Volunteers, after working with One Happy Family for a couple of days. The media seems to have forgotten about the reality that thousands are still fleeing war zones… People are still coming almost daily to Lesvos and other Greek Islands with inflatable boats – searching for a […]

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Today, November 21st #OneHappyFamily will be closed because the water has been cut in the area. We are working on a solution and will hopefully be back tomorrow! ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago


Comment on Facebook

If you have water inside....I can’t imagine how it will be for the people living in tents...I am so shocked and frustrate and sad!

also me, somewhere a angel or ...good luck for help!!

- Due to heavy rains, families living in tents without palette floors have been moved yesterday night from Moria Camp to Humans 4 Humanity
- later a protest in Moria started, unaccompanied minors set fire in their seperate area - both was stopped by massive police presence and the use of tear gas
- more people living in the area where the protest started where transferred to Humans 4 Humanity (150 people in total)
- ERCI - Emergency Response Centre International supported with their medical team, Lesvos Solidarity - Pikpa and Attika Human Support delivered tents, Together for Better Days food and water and One Happy Family - Community Center, Lesvos volunteers helped giving out food and setting up tents

It seems like none of the responsible parties in Moria Camp are prepared for any kind of emergency situation or alternative shelters - what has to happen that we finally start protecting the people searching for refuge?

#OpenTheIslands #WinterIsComing #RefugeesGR
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4 days ago


Comment on Facebook

wish i was there to help it would not have been hard to predict problems when the tents got flooded, I think we called it forward planning unfortunately poor people have to suffer Good to see a positive response from volunteers keep up good work, God bless always think of the bright side of life

Thanks OHF

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