Civil Society & Non Profit Non Governmental Organization


The “New Beginning” home in Ioannina was established by TACT Hellas in 2006 as part of a program run by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. For the first 18 months of its operation, the boarding home was funded by the European Union. It continues to run thanks to the budgetary support of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. The home holds full operating authorization from the relevant bodies.

There are fifteen permanent residents in the home with multiple disabilities.

24-hour care is provided by a team of multidisciplinary professionals. This team includes a clinical director, a psychologist, administrative coordinator, nurses, support staff, physicians in various specialties, and others.

The home endeavors to facilitate the psychosocial rehabilitation of its residents in order to enable social inclusion. However, the ultimate goal for those working in the “New Beginning” home is to ensure its residents have a good quality of life.

The home’s activities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Care and cleaning for the home and its surrounding area
  • Errands and shopping for the home
  • Team cooking
  • Pet care
  • Entertainment
  • Visits to other psychosocial rehabilitation centers
  • Participation in third-party events and celebrations
  • Creative workshops
  • Group singing-dancing
  • Church attendance
  • Equine therapy
  • Swimming programs
  • Nature visits
  • Seaside trips in the summertime
  • Christmas concerts and bazaars selling hand-made crafts by the residents

Seminars, workshops, and other events are organized regularly to raise public awareness.

All support is welcome and deeply appreciated by the staff and the residents. If you wish to make a donation or to discuss volunteer opportunities, please contact us using the details below:


«Nea Arxi» Boarding Home

Stavros Niarchou Avenue (Panepistimiou)

Dourouti Area, Ioannina - Greece 452 21

Tel.- Fax: (+30) 26510 68977