Alpha Boys School is a residential vocational school serving at risk boys 8 and 18 years old. Founded in 1880, Alpha has been administered since 1890 by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, a catholic order of nuns.
Open Arms Drop-In Centre was established in November, 2006. We operate a Day Centre for homeless adults (male & female), which open from 7:45am – 6:00pm, a night facility for existing clients from 6:00pm to 7:45 am. (men only).
Over 100 men and women find solace at the Marie Atkins shelter in downtown Kingston, which is run by the Poor Relief Department. The Poor Relief Department states at least a half of the hundreds who roam Kingston’s streets….
The KSAC is pleased to endorse the… staging of the Kingston City Run. We are particularly pleased to be associated with this event, which through its kind donations have vastly enhance the lives of vulnerable Jamaicans such as the (sick and) homeless, while promoting health, inclusion and wellness.
In keeping with our Mission, to enhance the lives of our citizens, the KSAC is committed to forming partnerships that will help to improve the lives and living conditions of the less fortunate among us. We accept that as a local Authority much of this responsibility rests on our shoulders and as such, we welcome your contribution as together we can make a greater impact.
As Mayor of Kingston, I take this opportunity to commend the organisers of Kingston City Run for their bold initiative and encourage them to continue helping our brothers and sisters who are unable to help themselves. In closing, I extend an invitation for those who are not yet on board to join us as we participate for a worthy cause.
Very Best Wishes & Have a Great Run!
Her Worship the Mayor of Kingston
Senator and Councillor Dr. Angela Brown Burke, J.P.