Molding Rounded Citizens
“Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.” (St. Mark 10:14)
The residents include orphans and children who have been abandoned by their parents or who live with families that cannot care for them.
We seek to mold the children in these homes into rounded citizens by providing as normally as possible, a home environment where they may experience love, care and security, while their education and development needs are being addressed. The children attend Churches and schools that serve the community in which each home is located, and they are encouraged and assisted to participate in community activities.
The Homes operate under the jurisdiction of the state-owned Child Development Agency and receive financial support from the Government of Jamaica. Children are placed in the Homes on the basis of decisions by the Juvenile Court to ensure their care and protection. They may also be referred by clergy, with a sponsor assuming responsibility for their upkeep. A Board appointed by the Diocese manages each facility.