Association of Families and Friends for Mental Health of Serres was founded in 1998 with the aim to offer support to the people with mental health disabilities in the Serres prefecture. The Daily Treatment Program offered by the Association consists of occupational therapy, literature and jewelry making, for the support, education and entertainment of the mentally disabled. The Association also provides services to the caregivers of the mentally disabled and organizes various events that raise awareness regarding mental health. For the period December 2012 - November 2014, the Association is in charge of a social solidarity umbrella Program titled "Social Structures against Poverty in the Municipality of Serres". This Program targets people in need in the Municipality of Serres. Through this umbrella Program, the Association offers several programs/activities including: a. Social Store: monthly packages containing food supplies and household items are offered to 150 families; and b. Hot Meal Program: lunch is offered on a daily basis to 100 people in need.
The grant regards the provision of food supplies for 70 monthly food packages offered by the Social Store. Out of the 70 recipient families, 25 have an elderly family member living under the same roof.