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City to Open Residence for Women with Mental Illness

The Reykjavík City Council has approved the city’s purchase of a property at Hringbraut 79, RÚV reports. The property will be used as residential home for women with mental illness and related issues.

The City of Reykjavík purchased the property for ISK 230 million ($1.84 million/€1.62 million). It currently consists of two apartments, but these will soon be subdivided into seven independent units that will each have their own kitchen space and private bathroom.

The Centre is meant to help women with mental illnesses to lead independent and meaningful lives both at home and in the community by meeting their needs in a holistic and individualised manner. It will be managed by a director and other staff and is scheduled to open this fall.

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