Marbella Town Hall opens centre for the disadvantaged on the Costa del Sol

Comprehensive service to disadvantaged people: Providing social and psychological care. Credit: Ayto Marbella

MARBELLA Town Hall and the Cruz Roja have put into operation the Centro de Atención Inmediata para Personas Sin Hogar de San Pedro Alcántara, a centre located on Calle Fantasía, which will offer a comprehensive service to disadvantaged people. The shelter, which opened its doors in February, was been officially opened last Thursday by the Deputy Mayor of San Pedro, Javier García, and Julio Pulido from Cruz Roja.

Garcia praised the “work to achieve the main goal of reinserting these people into society.” While Pulido also highlighted “the vision of both entities, oriented to help the people who need it most”.

Begoña Rueda, Councillor for Social Policies of San Pedro pointed out that since its opening two weeks ago the centre been visited by 5-6 users daily, who find food, facilities to shower, laundry services, and social and psychological care.

Finally, head of the inclusion centres of the NGO, Jacobo Wahnich has specified that the facilities are open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Monday to Friday and that two days a week the social worker will attend. He has also thanked the support of associations such as Caritas, Concordia or Fundatul.

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