DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY
OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
INTERNATIONAL PROJECT SERVICES
The gap between the rich and poor in the Dominican Republic is growing and with a high rate of unemployment and a lack of basic services, more people are being drawn into poverty. The Daughters of Charity arrived in the Dominican Republic in 1952 and began providing hospital and nursing home care as well as education and additional pastoral works when needed. In 2000, the Daughters of Charity created an institution called New Beginnings Home, to house and assist young girls who had been victimized by abuse. The home presently accommodates 15 girls between the ages of 8 and 16 years. The girls generally stay for one school year, but duration depends on each case. The home has two multi-grade classrooms where they receive academic education with art, music, computer science, individual therapy, remedial classes, sports, and various workshops. A specialized staff provides support and comprehensive attention to these girls who come from extremely poor families and are seriously vulnerable. Positive therapeutic care requires a facility that has sufficient and well organized space to provide services and house the girls. The Sisters would like to rehabilitate the existing structure to improve the space, giving the ability to care for several more residential inhabitants as well as provide outpatient services.
|Main Category||Education, Healthcare, Human/Social Services|
|Sub Category||Construction/Renovation, Girls (under 18), Nutrition, Pastoral|