Second chance for the homeless
FIVE MEN were the toast of Bridgetown Saturday night at the inaugural graduation ceremony of the Barbados Vagrants And Homeless Society.
From the time they arrived in shiny customized vehicles in Bridgetown’s Independence Square, where the ceremony was held, it was clear the men were in for a night they would not soon forget.
Chairman of the society, Kemar Saffrey, said the six-month programme from which the men were graduating – called At The Crossroads – was not one of simply feeding them.
It included counselling, mentorship and shelter, he explained, adding that other homeless programmes had failed in the past because they were too structured. (CA)
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