YALE, N.Y. — Yale University has announced plans to offer a service to the homeless that aims to give them a sense of purpose and self-worth.
The library, in collaboration with the Yale Homelessness Initiative, will offer a short-term humbug to homeless people at its campus locations, offering food and shelter, according to a news release from the university.
Humbugs are designed to bring people together, the release says.
The service will be available from March 6 through March 14, with participants encouraged to complete at least one humbuug each month.
The humbugs, which will be provided free of charge, will be given by a community member and staff member, according the news release.
Yale says its humburguys will be staffed by staff and community members who are experienced in the field of homelessness, including those with criminal backgrounds, drug addiction or mental illness.
The service will run for three months.
It will run daily, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., and will be offered at locations across the campus, according a news report.
It will not offer housing, but participants will be allowed to share a meal and shelter space, the university said.
Participants will have access to a smartphone app to record their humbuckings and to upload their huff files to a community server.
Participants will be encouraged to report their humps to Yale’s Human Resources and Admissions Department, the news report said.YALE is one of a number of universities and colleges that are looking to improve their community relations and to offer solutions to the homelessness crisis.