Medellin’s Adult Homeless Program

Medellin is developing a program designed to provide assistance to the adult homeless. It has six main components:

  • Attention in the Street: concentrating on parts of the city where they frequently congregate. This includes community awareness and education programs as well as hot lines too identify people in need of help.
  • Centers for Attention: to basic social and therapeutic needs as well as motivation to improve their situation. These centers also provide linkages to other services.
  • Resocialization and Social Inclusion: Strives to get people better connected with family, the community and the world of work using therapy and education.
  • Community: Educates the community at large about how the program works.
  • Attention to Institutional Opportunities: Receives, identifies, diagnoses and refers with follow up, people who enter the system as indigents, with physical illnesses, those who are convalescing, or dieing.
  • Adult Homeless Attention Unit: Assists people who for reasons of physical or mental deterioration are unable to develop a family life or cannot integrate socially and who are a danger to themselves or others.

For information you can call the following numbers: 514-2184, 511-1821, or 514-1722. You can also call the 123 hotline and their email is sistemahabitantedeca@medellin.gov.co

I encourage everyone to become familiar with the program and help make this a community effort for the betterment of life in Medellin.

 

 

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