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4364 Nights in Zurich shelters

No homeless person has to stay this Winter in the city of Zurich involuntarily outside, shall notify the city of Zurich today, Tuesday. The capacity in the city's shelters were always sufficient. For homeless families, there was enough space in the family hostels in the city.

For the support of homeless people in and people of Zurich, the combination of the cold patrols of SIP Züri (security, Intervention, prevention) and the housing opportunities in the urban emergency shelter, provided the message.

Also, for people residing outside of the city for a night, a bed is available. Sufficient capacity also had hostels for the Family. On average, more than 100 people stayed overnight on a daily basis in the specifically for homeless families imaginary offer.

The SIP Züri moved as a social ambulance, if the weather indicated report for the upcoming night temperatures below zero degrees Celsius. Then two employees came to the end of the well - known sleeping and living spaces of the homeless in the city and offered to help.

Some want to spend the night outside sleeping

A good dozen homeless want in any weather conditions outside. You SIP Züri check regularly to ensure that your equipment and your physical condition allow, the nights under the open sky.

With about 12'000 overnight Stays per year, the utilisation of emergency accommodation has been stable for several years. In the last winter season from 1. November to 31. March were counted 4364 Nights. For 94 percent of the people, the city was responsible. They spent an average of 18 nights in the emergency shelter.

persons of no fixed abode, residing in the city of Zurich, you can inquire at the Central Clearance and mediation, who is responsible for you. For the return, in the municipality of residence or abroad, there are then organizational and financial support.

In the past year were made for 134 people from abroad, a total of around 27'000 francs in return assistance. In the winter season, there were 40 cases. (sda)

Created: 02.04.2019, 11:10 PM

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