SIF assistance for Ladies of Charity
April 30, 2009
SIF assistance for Ladies of Charity

The Ladies of Charity Margret Shanager Night Shelter received assistance from the St.Vincent and the Grenadines Social Investment (SVGSIF) to upgrade the facility.{{more}}

Earlier today, SVGSIF signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ladies of Charity to assist with a project aimed at improving the lives of homeless people sleeping on the streets of Kingstown.

Co-ordinator of the shelter, Pamela Bonadie, said the home, which opened last year, caters to 10 -12 individuals daily. She said they are given a place to rest at nights and something warm to eat in the morning.

She said the home, which is located at Rose Place, does not only cater for the homeless, but has accommodated other distraught individuals. “We’ve had persons who come in on a temporary basis,” she said.

She said the institution was born out a need they observed while undertaking their usual work of assisting persons.

The Ladies of Charity is an organisation for women within the Catholic Church. It was established in 1960. The group does not only engage in philanthropic activities but also those of a spiritual nature.

The institution was named after a Catholic Nun, Sister Margret Shanager of Ireland who worked for sometime in St.Vincent and the Grenadines.

The SVGSIF has contributed EC$15,184.72 to the project.

Bonadie said the organisation welcomes any further assistance to the project.