• Santa Cruz mayor announces cooperation with NGOs to combat homelessness
• Groups to work with city to deliver food, shelter, healthcare, youth outreach
The municipality of Santa Cruz de Tenerife has announced its support for local NGOs working with homeless as part of a joint public-private effort to combat homelessness in the capital of the Canary Islands province of Tenerife.
Santa Cruz mayor José Manuel Bermúdez said the city will work closely with the ongoing efforts by local NGOs, including the local Spanish Red Cross in Tenerife, Médicos del Mundo, and the Catholic church’s Cáritas agency in the diocese of Tenerife, among others.
The Municipal Social Services Commission will continue to work in coordination with the local NGOs in coordinating the provision of food, shelter, healthcare and mental health services, as well as youth-outreach in the Tenerife capital.
The mayor’s announcement formed part of a series of local events designed to raise awareness over homelessness in the run-up to the annual Nov. 27th commemoration in Tenerife of International Homeless Day.