On a Caribbean vacation, you see smiles and sunshine -- but that's not the reality of many who live in St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG). 48% live on only $2.72 USD per day. Families and children suffer. Many children are abandoned or abused and live in orphanages.
Cedarbrook has been invited by Bishop Gerard County of the Kingstown Diocese in SVG to train workers in 3 orphanages for children and adolescents impacted by abandonment, the death of parents, or sexual abuse.
The St. Vincent Initiative is our collaboration with local church sponsored orphanages and programs for children in SVG. In August we will conduct the first Situational Needs Assessment and Feasibility Study to see how we might be of assistance in training local workers Our initial analysis will involve three orphanages.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Home for Girls is for victims of sexual abuse. They provide a safe environment and help girls between the ages of 12 and 18, providing developmental opportunities and counseling.
St. Benedict’s Day Nursery and Children’s Home provides daily care for approximately 100 children of poor families. Children are age three months to 4 years old. Also, they care for those who were sexually and physically abused, abandoned orphans, malnourished and mentally challenged children.
Bread of Life caters to children with Aids/HIV and underprivileged children.
They need our help, and we need yours.
Step 1: Can you help us get to St. Vincent and the Grenadines to conduct a Needs Assessment? Your donation of $1 will provide one mile of the trip.
Cedarbrook Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization -- your donations are tax deductible.
Yes, you can mail a check too. Cedarbrook Center ~ PO Box 2633 ~ Baxter, MN 56425 ~ Please write "St. Vincent Initiative" on the memo line.
Step 2: After the Needs Assessment we'll need help to carry out the plan. Consider a Mission Trip with us.