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The first 20 people welcomed in the transitional shelter in Santa Cruz receive comprehensive care

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The first 20 people welcomed in the transitional shelter in Santa Cruz receive comprehensive care

May 19, 2024, 8:24 PM

May 19, 2024, 8:24 PM

The Municipal Secretariat of Human Development, headed by Isabel Fernández, announced the opening of a transitional shelter. This space, intended for homeless people, began operating last night.

Transitional shelter/Photo: Fuad Landívar

In its first hours of operation, the shelter received 20 people. The municipal medical brigades were in charge of carrying out Medical reviews to the newcomers. The health workers took and controlled vital signs. They also offered basic first care. The people welcomed have beds, mattresses and clothing if they need it.

During the night, beneficiaries dine on the premises and receive breakfast the next morning. The hostel has capacity to accommodate between 70 and 80 people. Currently, there are 20 people.

Transitional shelter/Photo: Fuad Landívar
Transitional shelter/Photo: Fuad Landívar

Fernández made available to citizens a number toll-free number, 800125700, to report cases of people experiencing homelessness. Municipal brigades will come to pick up those who need it.

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