Helping the homeless of Lisbon

in News · 24-12-2019 12:00:00 · 1 Comments

About 30 institutions help over 361 homeless people living on the streets of Lisbon, most of them men, Portuguese and mentally ill, according to municipality data.

Of the homeless people (PSSA), who were 361 according to the most recent count, 89 percent are male, 10 percent female and 1 percent other genders, refer to data made available to Lusa by the office of the Councilor for Social Affairs of the Lisbon City Council.

The age range was not revealed, but "there are no children living on the street," was pointed out.

There are 31 partners from the Lisbon Homeless Planning and Intervention Centre (NPISA), who support homeless PSSAs on the ground, especially in terms of the distribution of meals, clothing and hygiene and health care products.

Among those who distribute food, clothing and hygiene products are associations such as CASA, Vida e Paz Community, Noor Fatima and the Salvation Army.

Health care is provided by organizations such as Médecins du Monde and the VoxLisboa and Ares do Pinhal associations, which are more focused on mental health and intervention with people with dependencies.

More than half of the PSSA in the city are accompanied as mentally ill: 57.62 percent of the total homeless people who have these illnesses, including addictions (drug and alcohol use).

These are accompanied by NPISA in articulation with street technical teams, involving the Lisbon Psychiatric Hospital Centre, Public Health delegates from the various Health Centre Groups, by City Council teams, by the Association for Psychosocial Study and Integration (AEIPS), by the Crescer Community Intervention Association, in addition to Ares do Pinhal.

Regarding the location of the main communities of these homeless people who live on the street, 38.7 percent live in the streets of Lisbon's historical zone, 26.6 percent in the central zone, 19.8 percent in the western zone and 10.3 percent in the eastern zone.

70 percent of PSSA are Portuguese nationals, 11.4 percent are citizens of other European countries and 9.3 percent are from Portuguese-speaking African countries.

This is followed by citizens from Asian countries (4.7 percent), Brazil (2.5 percent), other African countries (0.4 percent), other American countries (0.3 percent) and 1.4 percent are of unknown nationality.


Comments:

sir,i dont have house.i am facing many problem here can you help me pls

By md hossain from Lisbon on 12-04-2020 12:16
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