'Pressed by the Salvation Army by cuts'

'Pressed by the Salvation Army by cuts'

World June 12, 2017 13:15

almere - The Army of Salvation received 8 percent more help questions last year than in 2015. In total, 37,500 people called on the Army last year. Director Cornel Father denies the increase in cuts in psychiatry, prison and youth care.

Although there are beds attached, the shelter is still overcrowded. In particular, the number of young people up to 23 years has increased significantly by 25 percent. 'It's about understanding people who are struggling with the world, who do not see a way in their care other than committing an offense. It's a huge amount of people who really no longer see it in society. An additional problem is that the throughput stagnates. There is no place, 'said Father.

The Army of Salvation calls for more cheap housing, solid support for the most vulnerable, good access to debt relief and adequate sheltered sheltered areas to accommodate these vulnerable groups.

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