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Clarendon Association for Street People (CLASP)

Clarendon Association for Street People (CLASP) is a not-for-profit organization whoes mandate is to take charge of the mentally ill street people, facilitate the provision of their rehabilitation and return the stabilized ones to the mainstream of the wider society.

Clarendon Association for Street People (CLASP)
Address: Hilltop, P. O. Box 83
May Pen, Clarendon, Jamaica
Telephone: 876 986 6902
Registered charity # 546
Email: clasp@anngel.com (or) claspjamaica@yahoo.co.uk

History:
CLASP was created in 1995 and registered under the Friendly Societies Act in 1997. Its mandate is to take charge of the mentally ill street people, facilitate the provision of their rehabilitation and return the stabilized ones to the mainstream of the wider society. (It should be noted that some of our clients come from hospitals and homes.)

Clinical services:
Clients are evaluated and counseled by a team from Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA). CLASP also has its internal Clinical Committee. Medication provided by the SRHA and Good Samaritans.

Management:
A Board of fifteen (15) Directors manages CLASP. Its Chairman is Myrtle Roye, JP, and the Board Secretary is Ann E. James, JP. The Board has several Committees, namely: Planning, Financial Accountability, Clinical, Fundraising, Membership and Public Relations.

Staffing: a skeleton staff of volunteers man The Shelter.

Clientele:
Presently our Shelter houses clients 18-55 years from various parishes. CLASP is a 24-hour, 7 days per week operation.
We also facilitate the provision of housing, food and clothing for other indigents in Clarendon.

Needs:
Food; renovation of building (electrical, lavatory, sewage, roof); motor vehicle to transport clients to clinic & to transport goods; small kitchen and funds to pay expenses.
Regular Supporters: Food for the Poor, Methodists, New Testament Church of God, Denbigh United, Seventh Day Adventists, Anglican Womens' Auxiliary, May Pen Baptist, Open Bible, Williams Funeral Home, Robert Burke-Green, Mrs. Claire Parcells, Browns' Business Services and Stewarts' Hardware.

Bankers:
First Caribbean (CIBC). Account # 86402410
NCB Account # 561019959