Temporary facility for street dwellers vandalised

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Temporary facility for street dwellers vandalised

The Ministry of Social Development and Family Services has condemned the alleged vandalism of a temporary facility, which was set up last year to house street dwellers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Ministry says the site beneath the Riverside Car Park on South Quay was built after T&T began seeing its first COVID-19 cases.

It provided temporary shelter to street dwellers which are among the most high-risk populations for contracting the virus.

The facility has been closed since February 2021 as restrictions were lifted, however, it is supposed to be used by the city in the future to facilitate other services for street dwellers.

The Ministry is condemning the alleged vandalism and is now asking persons to desist from damaging the site.