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Mayor Sara hails establishment of Davao City mental wellness center for homeless

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has led the virtual blessing and inauguration of the Mental Wellness Center for the Homeless in the city.

The P26-million structure is located at SPMC-IPBM Compound, Claveria St, Poblacion District.

The building, which started construction in February 2021, not only serves as a facility for mentally challenged homeless individuals but also as an outpatient counseling service center.

Duterte-Carpio, in her message during the event Friday, January 21, lauded those behind the completion of the Mental Wellness Center for the Homeless as it helps safeguard the emotional and psychological well-being of the homeless people, who are at higher risk of getting mental illness as they struggle to get through the day in the streets.

“The establishment of the Davao City Mental Health Center for the homeless is a welcome initiative of the local government not only to provide a comfortable refuge for our homeless and mentally ill residents but also to address the stigma surrounding mental health and raise awareness in the community,” she said.

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