Singapore, Jun 3, 2019 / 17:33 pm America/Denver (CNA).
Two Catholic churches in Singapore have opened their doors offering housing to the country’s homeless.
The Church of St. Mary of the Angels in Bukit Bato and Church of Christ the King in Ang Mo Kio are offering a place to stay overnight for homeless individuals referred to them by Catholic Welfare Services (CWS).
Those who come are given space within parish classrooms from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. and provided fans, beds, and pillows. The Straits Times reported that Christ the King Church has housed an estimated 25 people so far.
According to the Straits Times, the initiative was originally brought about by CWS in January last year to help the homeless population suffering from the cold. The project has also partnered with the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF).
“The MSF is working with some religious groups that have expressed interest to open up their premises to the homeless after they have completed ongoing or upcoming renovation works at their premises,” read a statement from the ministry according to Straits Times.