Sunday 8 December, 2019

Drop-in centres for the homeless set for St Thomas and Trelawny

Desmond McKenzie

Desmond McKenzie

The Government has allocated some $28 million in the 2019-2020 fiscal year to complete construction of two drop-in centres for homeless persons in the parishes of St Thomas and Trelawny.

The money has been set aside in the 2019-2020 Estimates of Expenditure that are now before the House of Representatives.

Under the Assistance to Homeless (Street Project), which is being implemented by the Local Government and Community Development Ministry, the drop-in centres will be used to assess, feed, treat, counsel and otherwise care for the homeless.

The project, which has been extended from March 2019 to March 2021, is aimed at providing drop-in facilities in all parishes where they are presently non-existent.

The project, to date, has resulted in the construction of four drop-in centres.

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