What We Do?
We support people where the need is greatest. Accordingly, we assist those who are most vulnerable within communities – the elderly, people living with disabilities, the homeless, indigent and mentally ill individuals.
Programmes and Services
The section has several health and welfare programmes aimed at responding to the diverse needs of the target groups. These include:-
A balanced diet is the foundation of good health; hence we provide nutrition support through our feeding programmes. We organize two types of feeding programs, the Meals-on-Wheels and the Meals-on-Feet Programmes. Through these initiatives, cooked meals are delivered to individuals across sections of the society daily. Persons whose needs exceed the resources or scope of Jamaica Red Cross, are linked with government support services or other humanitarian organizations.
Health is more than a state of well-being and, therefore, our health programmes are intended to support an individual’s function in society. Our services are focused on health promotion, reducing health-compromising behaviours, disease prevention and improving access to health services and health information for vulnerable individuals and underserved communities. To meet this objective, a diverse range of interventions are provided.