Our services utilize advanced communication technologies and management information systems to promote collaboration with various governmental NGOs and voluntary services. Services for migrants include assistance to access the labour market, as well as to cover accommodation, educational and health needs. In addition, this project incorporates an innovative element, a mobile unit that will offer psychosocial services in rural areas when necessary. Through this practice we are initiating an effort to diminish social isolation and exclusion of vulnerable individuals.
Below are the services we provide. Click on each one to find out more.
We provide information regarding procedures, support in completing necessary forms and key information to increase the access and speed up procedures. We also provide support to our service users to gain a better understanding of the situation in Cyprus and assist them in making informed decisions about their own future.
We empower our service users to become able to register to the responsible authorities to look for a job, to prepare them for an employment interview, to inform them about procedures to certify Academic Professional Qualifications, to advise them about preparing Presentation Skills, to assist them to prepare their Curriculum Vitae and to enhance communication skills for being employed.
We make an effort to ensure that all individuals have equal access to resources and opportunities offered. Through advocacy we ensure that our service users will be able to have access to information and services, express their concerns and explore alternative choices and options.
The mobile unit is equipped to provide psychosocial support and informational services, at an individual and/or family level, to reduce as well as to eliminate social problems resulting from the transition to a new country and from the need for active inclusion in the local community. The mobile unit will operate when necessary in all districts in Cyprus intended to alleviate social and psychological difficulties.
We provide assistance to vulnerable service users through psychological assessment and design an intervention plan which will be adapted solely for each individual assisting their transition in the local community. All individuals are treated with dignity and respect. In cases that specialized psychological services are needed individuals will be referred accordingly.
Recognizing the housing difficulties that occur, especially for vulnerable groups of migrants, following the approval of the Responsible Authority, the MIC project implemented and set in operation the temporary accommodation shelter. The shelter offers FREE temporary accommodation to asylum seekers and beneficiaries of international protection and / or recognized refugees with priority over vulnerable people (families with children, women and the elderly) for a period of one week as to allow time for their documents to be settled, carrying out other necessary procedures, but also their permanent relocation to another location. The aim is to frequently rotate people to serve as many temporary residents as possible.
As of November 2019 the shelter has been fully operational. It is equipped with all the appropriate home furnishings to create the feeling of a “warm environment” for the benefit of the residents. The building has space capable of accommodating 8-12 people. In addition, the accommodation is developed in a way that provides access to different ages but also to people with mobility and other disabilities. The structure also has a lift (to be used for vulnerable cases only). An advantage about its privacy is that it has its own entrance, its own elevator and emergency exit.
For the proper operation of the shelter, each room can accommodate up to four persons, in two double bunk beds. Separate toilets have been created for both men and women, with separate entrances, as well as common living spaces for the residents - large kitchen with dining area and living area.