Critical Relief for Children was formed from the realization that an alarming number of children and their communities are critically vulnerable and without access to basic human necessities.

This reality became clear during our extensive research missions in Greece where over a decade of continued austerity and a refugee crisis have taken a tremendous toll on Greek society. The depression has bankrupted the economy, healthcare, and public welfare systems – The consequences have hit children the hardest.

Our search for a solution brought us to the vision of St. Basil of Caesarea. His philanthropic devotion for those suffering led him to establish the Basiliad—a network of orphanages, hospitals, and other charitable initiatives dedicated to helping the poor and vulnerable. We see the potential for a modern Basiliad: a network of NGO’s working together to provide indiscriminate aid to the most vulnerable—children and their families.