Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment; Homelessness
If you or someone near to you is having trouble with alcohol or drug abuse, you can get assistance in the Municipality. You can contact the Blue Cross in Tórshavn or the treatment centre (Heilbrigdið) in Velbastað.
There are a few individuals in the Municipality who have experienced the unfortunate circumstance of not having a permanent place to live. The Salvation Army offers a temporary shelter for the homeless. The homeless shelter moved to newer, larger and better facilities in 2008. The shelter is open each evening, and between 14.00 and 17.00 when one can get a warm meal and take a shower. The Red Cross operates a small shelter in the centre of town that is set up to provide a welcome haven for the homeless during the day and evening.
The Blue Cross also operates a coffee shop where the homeless can spend some time during the day.
Red Cross Faroes
Bryggjubakki 10, FO-100 Tórshavn
Telephone: +298 31 96 30. Fax: +298 31 12 17
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Centre (Heilbrigdið)
Telephone: +298 32 80 55. Fax: +298 32 81 02
Mobile: +298 21 80 55
Blue Cross Café (Kafé Blákrossstovan)
Kongagøta 8, FO-100 Tórshavn
Blue Cross Home (Blákrossheimið)
Lynggøta 12, FO-100 Tórshavn
Telephone: +298 31 55 75