In the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic, as Grenadian families grapple with job loss, food insecurity, and a rising incidence in domestic violence, The SPICE ISLAND CULTURAL DAY ASSOCIATION OF QUEBEC (SICDAQ), is happy to partner with three of Grenada’s local charities, Reach Within, The Father Mallaghan Home for Boys and Bel Air Home for Children and Adolescents.
In our mission to help the children of Grenada who are subject to these social ills. Our GoFundMe Campaign, “HELPING THE SPICE ISLAND KIDS”, is created to assist these institutions continue the marvelous work which they have been doing for the kids in need in Grenada.
Reach Within, is on a mission to help children and adolescents heal from developmental trauma caused by abuse, neglect or abandonment, so they may thrive in their present circumstances and create a joyful future. In partnership with the Child Protection Authority,
Reach Within works in all four residential care homes, across the island while also operating an urban drop-in center in St. George’s for
older teens aging out of the residential care system and street-connected young adults in need of job/life skills training and therapeutic
Reach Within educates caregivers and professionals on the science behind early childhood trauma and trains them in the use of
therapeutic interventions to minimize further traumatization. Trained caregivers and professionals can then help children and adolescents re-pattern neural pathways that have been altered by trauma and increase adaptive behaviors.
Father Mallaghan Home for Boys
Father Mallaghan Home for Boys (FMHB) is a residential care facility owned and operated by the Child Protection Authority of Grenada.
The FMHB is designated primarily for the accommodation of boys, ranging from ages 12 to 18 years old, who have been abandoned/neglected or are vulnerable and at risk of abuse.
The Home prides itself on its ability to provide residents with a sense of home, and a physical space conducive to the implementation of
Through its ongoing care and rehabilitation methods, FMHB promotes a sound, holistic, approach and outlook on life that can enable
residents to be reunited with family or be prepared for foster care or independence living.
Bel Air Home for children and Adolescents
This home was incorporated in 1997, coming out of a need to provide a safe, caring, loving and protected environment for children and young people deprived of their natural family setting. The core mission of the home is, “To promote and provide appropriate care, services and activities for the welfare, benefit and educational development of children and young people.”
The Home provides shelter and daily care for up to thirty-five children ranging from 0 – 18 years. The children are also provided with
clothes, school supplies etc. Presently two attend secondary school, fourteen attend primary school. Over the past five years three have
graduated from secondary school and are now gainfully employed and live outside of the home.