The Municipality of Kozani will launch short-term homelessness services in the near future, in the context of the overall actions it develops to support homeless citizens.
These services will be housed in spaces that the Municipality of Kozani already has and will design accordingly, according to the model of the implementation of the social apartments of supported living of individuals and / or families, experiencing homelessness or in a precarious position of homelessness. The aim is to ensure the psychosocial support of the guests and to enhance their functionality, while avoiding their institutionalization.
Alongside, in the same space a specially designed room will be put into operation, which in periods of extreme weather events (heat waves, glaciers etc.) or emergencies, will be able to accommodate vulnerable groups of the population, providing the right conditions for temperatures and necessary meals and drinks.
As the mayor of Kozani Lazaros Maloutas pointed out "The Municipality of Kozani continues to show its social face, fully aware of all social groups. In this direction, the space for short-term homelessness is created to support our homeless convicts ".
Alongside, the initiative of the Municipality of Kozani for the strengthening of the Social Buildings will include -in addition to the short accommodation of the homeless- the creation of a Love Bank and a multipurpose room, as well as the strengthening of the Food Bank with products.
Noting, that this initiative will be implemented through financial support in the form of a donation, from the energy production and exploitation company Protovoras Energy.