New Social Welfare Center to serve 40,000 citizens in Qattinah town of Homs Countryside

Homs, SANA – Social Welfare’s Center was opened on Thursday in the town of Qattinah of Homs countryside in cooperation with the Department of Ecumenical Relations and Development at Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and U.N. High Commission for Refugee Affairs.

The center aims at securing various services to the most vulnerable in society through activities prepared to empower displaced people and affected communities and boost their participation in decision-making that positively affects their lives.

The center includes programs for psychological, health, social, educational and vocational support and community initiatives.

Center for Social Welfare coordinator, Lailas Khoury, said that the center includes 8 programs and serves displaced people and families affected by the crisis, pointing out that the welfare center offers services for nearly 40,000 citizens.

During the inauguration, the supervisors briefed Homs Governor Talal al-Barazi on the services offered by the center to citizens. He also toured another center that takes care of children with special needs and the comprehensive clinics center in the town.

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