Government Social Service for Drug Users in São Paulo’s Cracolândia Will Be Closed

São Paulo City Hall to close social service for drug users in downtown area.

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The "Atende 2" (Emergency Daily Service Unit), in the region of Cracolândia (Crackland), in downtown São Paulo, will be closed by the City government. The site is part of the Redemption program, a municipal strategy for serving drug users, and will be replaced by new equipment, at Glicério, some 2 km away.

The projected change, still with no starting date, has led to complaints from organizations working with drug users' damage reduction in the region, according to the city hall. They said that in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the closure . . .

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