BVHS “At The Crossroad & After-Care”
(Is a home-care rehabilitative programme which seeks to empower and motivate individuals towards positive change, 60 men has been rehabilitated back into mainstream society)
ATC is a home-care rehabilitative programme which seeks to empower and motivate individuals towards positive change; so that they will gain insight into the possibilities that can exist for their future. The aim of the programme is to provide vagrants and homeless persons with the necessary life tools to re-enter mainstream society. Behaviour modification techniques will be used to rehabilitate the participants.
The programme will provide participants with housing, food, money management sessions, individual, group and family counselling, coping skills, mentorship and job opportunities. Individual and group counselling will allow participants the opportunity to develop coping skills. While the family sessions will seek to reunite the programme participants with their families. Each participant will be assigned a mentor, who provides on-going support. It is expected that this programme will aid in reducing the number of vagrants and homeless in Bridgetown and Barbados at large.
The programme objectives are as follows:
- To introduce and rehabilitate persons through ATC housing programme over a 13 month period.
- To assist participants with the development of coping, social and life skills by providing weekly individual/group counselling sessions.
- To assist participants reunite with family by providing family counselling.
- To provide participants with on-going support by assigning each client with a mentor.
- To provide participants with a six month aftercare programme this will help to reduce recidivism.
- To assist successful client seek out a job and housing
- To assist clients with identification and back accounts
- To assist in placing client far from their frequent community
- To reduce homelessness and vagrancy from the street of Barbados