Barcelona, Spain — — — A tent in a Barcelona neighborhood has opened in what organizers say is the first homeless shelter in Spain.
The space, called Tenebrio, is part of a network of homeless shelters across Spain, and offers the first shelter in a city of more than 2 million people.
The building was built on the site of an old housing project in the old neighborhood of San Lorenzo, where people often sleep in the winter.
The project was demolished in the summer and the shelter is currently used by the local homeless.
“We have a lot of people in need here in Barcelona,” said Elodie Martínez, the head of the Tenebiros, which started a Facebook group in May to share their experiences.
“It’s difficult to find places for them, so we created a shelter here in a park,” she told ABC News.
“I want people to be able to find this shelter.
We’re offering them an opportunity to come and stay here and help people.”
More than 400 people have signed up to stay in the shelter for up to two weeks.
The shelter is one of several shelters in Spain that offer food and shelter.
The Spanish government has committed $3.5 million to build a new shelter in the city of Madrid in a bid to tackle the homelessness crisis.
A new homeless shelter has opened.
“I think it’s important for people to know that Spain is a country that is trying to solve this problem, that we have a chance to do something,” said Angel Gómez, who runs the Terena Camps shelter in Barcelona.
“But the problem is that we don’t have a solution that fits everybody’s needs.”