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National Centre for Social Solidarity Ministry of Labour

The National Centre for Social Solidarity, or EKKA, was founded in 2003. The objective of EKKA is the coordination of services that provide social support , care and solidarity to individuals, families, groups and populations experiencing crisis situations or that are in need of emergency social aid. Services include counselling, as well as information regarding welfare issues at a personal, group and community level; emergency and short-term psychological support to individuals, families and groups experiencing crisis situations; emergency “on the spot” intervention in crisis situations due to social problems or physical phenomena and mass disasters for the provision of psychological and social support; guarded temporary hospitality and care at shelters for emergency social care to vulnerable individuals, those in need of emergency social aid, or in danger of being harmed.