Bi-annual Health Fairs, and weekly feedings LOST has assisted over 1000 clients. Some of LOST services include food (hampers), breakfast, clothing, counselling, hair-cuts, etc.
Since the inception of the Life Opportunity Superseding Tomorrow (LOST) programme in 2009 over 1400 persons have participated in this programme. This programme provided food, clothing, medical care and testing and haircuts to participants. 95% of these persons have received further assistance from the Barbados Vagrants and Homeless Society (BVHS). Some of these persons have also participated in other BVHS programmes.
The programme goals are proposed to meet the immediate needs of vagrants and homeless persons, while collecting data on the pervasiveness of vagrancy and homelessness in Barbados. To achieve these goals weekly breakfast for clients and dinner prepared for at least 100-150 clients. BVHS Bi-annual events staged to feed, provide food hampers, clothing and medical care and testing for up to 200 clients. The bi-annual events are held during the months of August and December yearly. Staffs, volunteers, various individuals and organisation contribute financially and in-kind to the programme.
The objectives of this programme are as follows:
HIV raped testing
Medical care – various on the spot tests are provided