Soon in Nikolaev any more there will be no Shelter for bums

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The city power of Nikolaev plans to rename soon the Shelter for persons without a certain residence which lead a vagrant life, in the Center of reintegration of homeless citizens.

The director of the department of work and social protection of the population in which department there is a shelter, Sergey Bondarenko told to the correspondent of "News of N" that in 1999-ohm year when the shelter only - only was created in Nikolaev, in Ukraine yet there were no analogs of similar establishment. However functions which were carried out by this establishment subsequently, were much wider and fuller, than what the simple shelter for the homeless could carry out.

In the Nikolaev shelter special courses of the social rehabilitation, which purpose - to return the person to normal life are conducted. Establishment helps people with recovery of documents (the passport, the service record, an INN) and with further employment. Sergey Bondarenko explains these need of renaming of a shelter.

- The shelter is an only temporary stay. In itself it doesn't provide carrying out actions for return of the person to normal life. Ours shelters not only a temporary residence, but also opportunity to citizens again to be integrated into society.

According to Sergey Bondarenko, the shelter is designed for 50 people, however during different seasons this figure fluctuates (for example, in June the shelter served 59 wards). For all the time of the existence through it passed more than two thousand citizens. Approximately as much, according to his statement, the homeless lives in the territory of Nikolaev.

Now about the term "reintegration". According to Art. 2 of the Law of Ukraine "About bases of social protection of homeless citizens and street children": "Reintegration of homeless citizens and street children - system of actions which are directed on return of homeless citizens and street children to independent full-fledged life".

The question of renaming of a shelter in the Center of reintegration of homeless citizens and about the approval of the draft of the Provision on the Center will be submitted for consideration of session of the Nikolaev city council which will take place 10-го July.

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