With over 15 years of experience helping the homeless, Ericka, Marlyn, Floricelle and Randall got together to help the homeless on the streets of San José, Costa Rica. They are renting a hotel that was vacant for an affordable price and have begun equipping it with bunk beds and linens.
Guests are charged a symbolic fee of $6.50 to spend the night in the dormitory, take a shower and have dinner. After dinner, there is often a short motivational talk or recreational activity. In the morning, quests are given breakfast and are on their way.
Their approach to helping their guests is through a strategy called "harm reduction" which aims to be a realistic, pragmatic, humane and successful approach to addressing issues of substance abuse, while at the same time respecting them as human beings who, regardless of their situations, need a safe place to sleep.
Guests are also given support to help them take better care of themselves and are often referred to social service professionals who can help them take control of their issues with substance abuse, immigration status or health problems.
Your donation will help "Dormitorio Solidario" pay the monthly rent of the hotel and their utility bills, as well as provide guests with clean pajamas, sheets, pillows, towels, beds, lockers and to maintain the washer and dryer.
Your donation will help people get back on their feet and save lives.