The St. Vincent Initiative is our collaboration with local church sponsored orphanages and programs for children in SVG. In August 2017, we conducted the first Situational Needs Assessment and Feasibility Study to see how we might be of assistance in training local workers.

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 USD 2.72 per day. Families and children suffer. Many children are abandoned or abused and live in orphanages.

 

Cedarbrook was invited by Bishop Gerard County of the Kingstown Diocese (SVG) to train workers in 3 orphanages for children and adolescents impacted by abandonment, the death of parents, or sexual abuse. Our initial analysis involved the Marion Center and three orphanages.

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 Children’s Home provides 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: The initial Needs Assessment was completed in August 2017. 

Step 2: We have the initial plan for 2018 and need your help to carry it out. 

Step 3: Consider a Mission Trip with us in 2020.

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Can you help? $1 covers 1 mile of the travel costs to St. Vincent & the Grenadines. Paypal Giving Fund covers all fees, so 100% of your contribution gets us closer to helping children! 

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 Cedarbrook Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization -- your donations are tax deductible.

Yes, you may mail a check.  Cedarbrook Center ~ PO Box 2633 ~ Baxter, MN  56425 ~ Please write "St. Vincent Initiative" on the memo line.