Our services

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The services we provide are the following:

  • Testing for HIV, hepatitis B & C and syphilis
  • Sexual health counseling
  • Provision of free condoms and pregnancy tests
  • Direct link to health & welfare services
  • Psychological support
  • Social support
  • Legal support
  • Counseling on addiction and harm reduction issues
  • Provision of safer drug use materials
  • Provision of free clothing and other basic necessities
  • Artistic & recreational activities
  • Beauty services (make-up, hairdressing, manicure, etc.)

Even if none of the above services are relevant to you, you can still come to our space to relax, have coffee and chat with people from the wider Red Umbrella team and the sex worker community.

All services are free and anonymous, without the requirement of an appointment and without the requirement of legal documents, with interpretation available in Russian, Spanish, Portuguese English, Farsi, Urdu and Arabic.


Athens – 42 Favierou, Metaxourgio (ground floor).

Wednesdays 12.00-20.00

Thessaloniki – 112 Egnatia Street (3rd floor).

Mondays 16.00-20.00

The Red Umbrella Athens, Red Umbrella Thess and Positive Voice field team carries out awareness and prevention outreach interventions by approaching sex workers on the street, in brothels/studios and other venues in various areas of Athens and Thessaloniki.

Streetwork is one of the most important areas of our activities, aiming to reach out to HIV vulnerable social groups and to inform and raise awareness on issues related to prevention, regular testing, sexual health and harm reduction. These targeted interventions are structured and implemented with the assumption that any initiative can be most effective when an organization reaches the target population at the site where it is concentrated, rather than vice versa when it waits or invites the beneficiary to visit its own site. The “Positive Voice” streetwork team consists of specially trained staff with many years of experience in the field and in reaching vulnerable or socially excluded populations, as well as volunteers who have attended seminars on the topic and have been evaluated.

Learn more about the Streetwork Project here.

Learn more about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and the relevant tests here.

Since its launch in 2015, Red Umbrella Athens, the first empowerment center for sex workers in Greece, has received more than 5,500 visits and has offered 2,400 sessions with a psychologist, 310 meetings with a lawyer, 290 meetings with a social worker, 1,700 HIV tests, 1,500 hepatitis C tests, 1,500 hepatitis B tests, 250 syphilis tests, 120,000 condoms and 1,200 safer use kits.