Costa Rica News – Indigents are generally good people going through a bad time.
As it becomes possible to change their conditions, their behavior improves naturally. There is a shelter for the homeless of San Jose that most certainly is changing conditions.
The shelter is in the “red zone” of the capital. It opens from 6pm-6am, on the second floor of a commercial building, in an area not many dare to pass at night.
Each night, it receives 102 people who are homeless.
There, the people are treated with dignity, respect and affection. They are given a clean bed, shower, pajamas, a locker, appreciation, dinner, breakfast and supplies like toothpaste and talc.
Those who have found jobs or began studying are given a fixed place in the shelter. The rest of the spots are rotated among those in need. Women enter first, followed by seniors and the disabled.
The rest of the men are not always so lucky. If they don’t get a spot one day, they are given priority the next.