[Hpn] Government stepping in to help the homeless

William C. Tinker wtinker@verizon.net
Sun, 23 Dec 2007 07:42:37 -0500


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Government stepping in to help the homeless

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Sunday | December 23, 2007=20


Winston Sill/Freelance Photographer
Carol Anthony=20

Gareth Manning, Sunday Gleaner Reporter=20

Hope is coming for the island's homeless in the new year as government =
keeps on top of plans to develop and improve shelters and programmes for =
street people.=20

Speaking with The Sunday Gleaner, Carol Anthony, a member of the Board =
of Supervision, says the new strategic plan is awaiting full =
implementation. The board is an arm of the former Ministry of Local =
Government.=20

"There was a study sponsored by PIOJ (Planning Institute of Jamaica) and =
coming out of that, we will be looking at what we will need to put up in =
each parish," she says. The study is being conducted by well-known =
psychiatrist and lecturer, Dr. Wendel Abel, and should be ready for =
publication early next year.=20

The improvement to shelters all over the island will be a replica of the =
current initiative at the Open Arms facility near the Bellevue Hospital =
in downtown Kingston. It will seek to train people to care for the =
mentally ill and the indigent, as well as provide and seek training for =
those homeless who are trainable.=20

In addition, the strategic plan will discourage street-feeding =
programmes, as well as create policies to govern non-governmental =
organisations which care for street people.=20

Public-education programme=20

"We will be doing a public-education programme to inform the entire =
Jamaica as to who they can call, what they can do, and try to let people =
be aware that these people are somebody's mother, somebody's father, =
somebody's brother, so that we can be more sensitive and caring," =
Anthony states.=20

She discloses that the housing-for-the-indigent programme is to come =
back on stream as Government moves to provide more affordable housing =
for the homeless. Land has already been earmarked for the project.=20

"We are hoping if we get that (the programme restarted), we will be able =
to move along with our other social partners out there - Food For the =
Poor and other social organisations - that from time to time have helped =
us," she says.



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<P>Speaking with <B>The Sunday Gleaner</B>, Carol Anthony, a member of =
the Board=20
of Supervision, says the new strategic plan is awaiting full =
implementation. The=20
board is an arm of the former Ministry of Local Government.=20
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the=20
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in=20
downtown Kingston. It will seek to train people to care for the mentally =
ill and=20
the indigent, as well as provide and seek training for those homeless =
who are=20
trainable.=20
<P>In addition, the strategic plan will discourage street-feeding =
programmes, as=20
well as create policies to govern non-governmental organisations which =
care for=20
street people.=20
<P><B>Public-education programme</B>=20
<P>"We will be doing a public-education programme to inform the entire =
Jamaica=20
as to who they can call, what they can do, and try to let people be =
aware that=20
these people are somebody's mother, somebody's father, somebody's =
brother, so=20
that we can be more sensitive and caring," Anthony states.=20
<P>She discloses that the housing-for-the-indigent programme is to come =
back on=20
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homeless.=20
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