The Centre for Socially Displaced Persons, located at Riverside Carpark, Port of Spain, was closed on Thursday.
The Ministry of Social Development and Family Services said the CSDP facility was not purpose built but rather retrofitted to provide the required care services which are critically needed.
In a media release the Ministry said as of June 2022, ninety persons were housed at the facility.
The Ministry successfully relocated thirty-six persons: eleven persons to the Community Care Programme; seven persons to Mental Health Long Term Care; five accepted training opportunities through Vision on Mission; eight persons to Drug Rehabilitation.
It said one client was reunited with his son; one client accepted the Ministry’s Rental Assistance Grant; one client is awaiting to be reunited following contact with their relative, and two persons are currently hospitalized and will be placed by the Ministry upon discharge.
Additionally, thirty-four residents have declined placement, some of whom are employed and twenty persons voluntarily left the CSDP.