Es Refugi says it faces a "titanic" struggle in helping people who need assistance. Its fundraising Christmas market is from Thursday until Saturday.
The decline in the Balearics, in percentage terms, was the greatest in the country.
Of this year’s 209, 188 are living on the streets of Palma, while the rest are dotted around the island.
Significant population growth - resident and tourist - was being forecast. The "saturation" arguments were now including seaplanes. It was time for winter tourism talk. And the poor were very much still with us.
There is too much dependence on the tourism sector, which doesn't create quality employment.
The rate was 23.8% in 2014, which is the lowest for five years.
The social income will ensure that all families in the Balearics are able to cover the cost of basic necessities.
Next year there will be a significant increase in the budget for school meals.