The rate of homelessness in Falmouth has increased drastically. At nights, the town takes on a different look from in the daytime. The front porches of different buildings in the town become the beds of the many homeless on Falmouth’s streets.
As the town develops, so the homeless population increases.
The authorities have sought to ease the burden on these persons through the construction of a drop-in centre.
FALMOUTH, Trelawny The homeless people who now roam the streets of Trelawny aimlessly will soon be beneficiaries of services that will be provided at the almost complete drop-in centre in Falmouth.
The facility is being constructed by the Ministry of Local Government at a cost of $16 million. A similar facility is also under construction in St Thomas, while four have already been completed in the parishes of St Ann, St Mary, Hanover, and St Elizabeth.
Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie is projecting that by the end of 2020, all parishes will have drop-in centres.
The drop-in centres will be furnished to create a more comfortable environment for the indigent.
They will provide warm meals for homeless people, a place for them to shower and a change of clothes, as well as a place for them to rest, temporarily.
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