How it all started

Over ten years ago, more than 100 people attended a seminar that brought a big challenge in the hearts of some people who got together to plan toward forming a charity to meet the current needs of the more vulnerable and disadvantaged people in Nicosia.

Developed to help more

In 2008 as many needs were coming into surface, individual or small group efforts were not adequate to meet all the needs, so a broader group of volunteers registered with the trading name “Nicosia Mercy Centre” in August 2009.On the 16th of December 2009, the Nicosia Mercy Centre officially opened its doors to the public, in 17a Pericleous Street in the old city of Nicosia. In June 2019 we moved our services to the church hall of St. Paul's Cathedral on Byron street (opposite the Greek embassy).

 Our Aim

As many people were going through temporary difficulties in their lives, our aim was to be that bridge that would support them by providing food, bedding, clothes and a warm atmosphere, welcoming them and treating them with dignity, when they came as those feeling rejected, disappointed and without hope.

Solidarity Activities 

On Wednesdays, we started by providing hot and cold drinks with cakes and biscuits and offering food parcels, clothes, shoes, bed sheets and blankets. Soon, we formed the first cooking teams that cooked food at home and came to serve it in the Centre. Shortly after, we opened on Friday mornings providing a good breakfast. Our Education department found some teachers to help those needing some basic skills such as English, Greek and Computer lessons.

Nicosia Mercy Centre today

Near the end of 2013, we registered under the banner of club and societies and now we are in the process of expanding our services providing help for children at risk and help women who have been victims of human trafficking.

Please do get in touch with us if you want to help.

The new Administrative Committee was elected on 19th February 2019, serving a 2-year term:


  1. Stylianos Georgiou - President and Committee Chairman 
  2. George Hajiyiannis - Vice President 
  3. Marcelo Cayanan – Treasurer 
  4. Christine Georgiou – Secretary 
  5. Alex Elmadjian - Member 


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Ways you can help


green heart iconDonating clothes, shoes, blankets, kitchen utensils, furniture and non perishable food (tins, rice, pasta, etc)

green heart iconBecome a volunteer in the Centre

green heart iconGet in touch by visiting the centre or get in touch via email.

green heart iconFinancially by remitting to :

Bank of Cyprus


IBAN: CY25 0020 0195 0000 3570 3245 6370

Account no. 357-032-456370