Long-stay shelters, day-care centers that serve people in vulnerability-poverty are preparing to face COVID 19.
Through training, strengthening sanitary regulations, disposing of disinfectants, gel alcohol, gloves, etc. People who work or lead organizations -such as homes and day centers for older adults- have been preparing with contributions from the State Lottery of the Social Protection Board, which transfers the resources for the daily operation of these entities every month. social good.
Due to the need to prepare for this virus, the JPS authorized them to spend what they need both for cleaning and prevention as well as food for the elderly who are part of day centers, because they cannot attend due to the closure of these facilities as prevention. Center staff prepare packages and bring food home.
In addition, with the support of the JPS, the National Crusade Federation for the Protection of the Elderly, FECRUNAPA, the direct purchase of gel alcohol from FANAL will be carried out. According to Grettel Arias, Head of the Department of Social Management, “the JPS presidency contacted the Minister of Agriculture directly to facilitate the process that allows the acquisition of alcohol for social organizations.”
Currently more than 400 organizations across the country receive financial support from the JPS. “These programs provide services to people in vulnerable conditions. There are 75 homes and 68 day centers for adults and older adults, but there are also programs for vulnerable minors or people with disabilities of all ages. “We cannot forget that due to their conditions they require all solidarity,” said Esmeralda Britton González, President of the Board of Directors of the JPS.