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Homeless getting a ‘second chance’ through charity


LYN-MARIE BLACKMAN

Homeless getting a ‘second chance’ through charity

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THE HOMELESS want to pull themselves up by their own bootstraps.

When the SUNDAY SUN spoke to a number of them during a feeding, clothing and health fair held by the Barbados Vagrant and Homeless Society (BVHS) at Queen’s Park yesterday, they disclosed that some were fortunate to find shelter for a night or two, while others were not so fortunate.

They see BVHS as more than providing a meal but a place for second chances.

Reuben John, a client of the society and participant of the agency’s six-month rehabilitation programme, said the help he was receiving was transforming his life.

“I was at the point of using drugs, alcohol and getting in trouble with the law on a regular basis but I get tired of it so I decided that instead of going further I would seek help,” said John, who also hopes to find a job, a roof over his head and become a normal part of society again.

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.

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