ELIZA - Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

ELIZA is a specialized Greek charitable organization whose exclusive purpose is to protect and promote the rights of children, who have suffered or run the risk of suffering neglect or abuse, and the only organization focusing on preschool-age children. 

With your support today, we can change the lives of children for the better.

Do you too want to protect children? Find out here in which ways you can contribute.

Our mission

Prevention, protection, rehabilitation

The mission of ELIZA is primarily to prevent the phenomenon of child abuse or neglect before it occurs, to protect children at risk and to provide personalized therapy to children who have experienced abuse or neglect.

Our objectives

For children:

  • To prevent all forms of child neglect or abuse through specialized programs and awareness campaigns.
  • To raise awareness among public opinion and encourage every adult to report cases of children at risk.
  • To train children from a young age about their rights and the ways in which they can protect themselves.

For parents:

  • To offer support and substantial guidance to parents, who often become violent without wanting to and are seeking help.
  • To offer consulting, legal and training services to those in search of help for the protection of a child.

For professionals:

  • To apply the “Convention on the Rights of the Child” on the planning and implementation of every program addressed to children, who have experienced violence or who run a high risk of violation of their rights.
  • To inform health and education professionals about the phenomenon of child abuse and neglect in Greece and provide training programs regarding the current scientific data concerning child abuse, as well as the international and European conventions binding every country to the application of their dictates.
Our vision

We want children to grow up in a safe environment, free from any form of abuse and neglect. We want to establish a circle of protection around each child in danger, in collaboration with public bodies, professionals, specialized scientists, companies, instructors and parents.

Our values
  • Respect for children’s rights as citizens of the world regardless of culture, nationality or religion
  • Interaction and teamwork: we collaborate with scientists and volunteers; we believe in the development of synergies among organizations.
  • Initiative and innovation: we identify the major problems associated with the phenomenon of child abuse and we find solutions.
  • Transparency and integrity: we operate under complete transparency in the handling of even the last Euro that the Society receives through donations.

ELIZA receives no State funding

Do you too want to protect children? Find out here in which ways you can contribute.