our consultation room, we primarily try to respond to the problems
of people who are living outdoors.
Currently, according to official statistics, there are more than 1,900 people living on the streets in Tokyo. Their difficulties and suffering have become more diverse.
Especially among those recently coming to the streets, we see many who do not know where to go for help and are suffering alone.
For those visiting the consultation room, we provide
tea, clothing, haircuts, and basic necessities of daily life. We place
importance on creating a good atmosphere in the consultation room
and work hard to make it a place where anyone can visit easily, even
if they are averse to people prodding into their lives.
When we think that hospitalization or additional medical aid is necessary among those that we encounter at the clinic or during outreach, the consultation room links them with the local welfare office.
In addition, in April 2009, thanks to the support from many people, we began introducing them to Sanyūsō, a facility providing good care as temporary emergency housing where they can take a temporary rest.
In addition to discovering and addressing the problems
of people without stable housing, we organize the clothing and items
for daily life that are donated by many generous people. We work to
make them available to people as soon as possible. This is one of
the important activities of the consultation room.
We hope that our daily activities help serve as an opportunity for those that visit our consultation room to empower themselves and progress.