Temporary homeless shelter set up in Faro

Temporary homeless shelter set up in Faro

Shelter has 10 beds and enough room to add more if necessary

A temporary shelter has been set up at Faro’s municipal pool to help homeless people escape Portugal’s unrelenting cold wave.

“Aside from being a warm and sheltered place to sleep,” the council is also providing “people in vulnerable situations” with the possibility to shower and eat in safety.

The space is “duly equipped and identified” and has 10 beds, with the possibility of increasing this number if necessary.

The shelter will only be used by people who have been identified by the council’s social services and municipal civil protection service as well as partnering associations NPISA Faro, MAPS and GA.TO.

MAPS is also in charge of providing food for those in need.

By Michael Bruxo

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