HFCC helps foster home

The Nadine Andreas Foster Home, one of last year’s recipients of a Hedge Funds Care (Cayman) grant, was recently profiled by the charity to show improvements since the award was made.

According to a release from HFCC it holds an annual fundraising event, after which grants are allocated to community organisations to support child abuse treatment and prevention.

NCVO CEO Janice Wilson said that despite the grants the home still faces financial troubles.

‘The estimated cost of running the home for 2007-2008 is CI $220,000 so we still need additional funds to ensure the continuation of the existing programme. I am appealing to any companies or organizations that can help with donations to contact me at the NCVO on 949-2124 or via email to [email protected]‘.

The residential foster home, in George Town, is run by the National Council of Voluntary Organisations and houses children referred by the Department of Children and Family Services.

The release added that the Nadine Andreas houses up to 10 children of up to 16, making it the only facility of its kind in Cayman in the Cayman Islands. The home also tries to keep male and female siblings together.

The home consists of two foster parents, a senior care worker, one other full-time staff member and a part-time helper. All staff report to Ms Wilson and to the DCFS.

The home aims to create a family atmosphere works to provide a nurturing environment. Several programmes, including a homework programme, an agricultural programme, and a behavioural programme, work to provide support, guidance and opportunities for self-expression, the advisory said.

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