Hogar Sí’s mission is to eradicate homelessness. Their work is motivated by the belief that all members of Spanish society have a right to housing and to healthcare. The underlying objective of Hogar Sí’s work is to facilitate innovative and easily replicable solutions to homelessness. Their programmes offer a comprehensive and collective response to homelessness. These solutions are designed to be adopted by government, thus ensuring that homeless people have access to their basic rights.
Since January 2019, Mohari has been funding 5 places in Hogar Sí’s ‘Housing Led’ programme, specifically for individuals who are well enough to transition from Hogar Sí’s ‘Right to Health’ programme. The ‘Housing Led’ programme consists of providing a homeless person with a permanent and unconditional home of their own as a first step to getting their life back on track. Hogar Sí’s ‘Right to Health’ programme comprises of a hospice and convalescence residence accommodating 40 homeless individuals and a second residence for 20 individuals suffering from substance abuse and mental health issues. The homeless are an extremely vulnerable to COVID-19.
Support from the Scheinberg Relief Fund has enabled Hogar Sí to increase the number of healthcare and cleaning staff at their two residential healthcare centres, purchase essential PPE and 500 rapid anti-body COVID-19 tests.
Hogar Sí are convinced that without the financial support from the SRF to pay for additional health staff they would have found it impossible to adequately protect their residents and are certain that they would not have been able to prevent the spread of the virus within their centres. Thanks to the additional staff and resources to date they have only had one confirmed case of COVID-19 amongst all their residents and healthcare workers.