TRANSITIONAL FACILITY TO BE BUILT IN DOWNTOWN KINGSTON FOR HOMELESS PERSONS

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A state-of-the-art Adult Transitional Facility is to be built at a cost of nearly $140 million to serve homeless persons in Kingston and St. Andrew.

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, yesterday broke ground for the centre on King Street in downtown Kingston.

The facility, to be operated and managed by the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation, will be the first of its kind in Jamaica.

It will offer temporary care to members of the homeless population. Through treatment and intervention provided, persons will be reintegrated into the society.