St. Mary’s Home Gets ECA Boost

Photo (L-R): Patricia Martin-Ward (Manager of the Home) receives their cheque from Joycelyn Francois (CEO of the ECA)

The St. Mary’s Children’s Home, located in Tacarigua, recently received a much needed financial boost courtesy of the Employers Consultative Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ECA).

“Having researched the genesis of this long-standing institution, the ECA felt a strong synergy with the St Mary's Home, having itself just celebrated 57 years of existence” explained ECA CEO Joycelyn Francois, “and we are certainly honoured to play our part in furthering the cause of such a noble, stable and purposeful cause.”
The St. Mary’s Home was the ECA’s charity of choice for its recently held Charity Brunch, themed Expressions of Love. It has become a tradition of the ECA to host this charity event where each year, a local charitable organisation is selected as a beneficiary.

About the St. Mary’s Children’s Home

The St. Mary’s Children’s Home has been in existence for almost 160 years, having been founded as a refuge for orphaned children of East Indian indentured labourers in 1857. Since then, the Home has endured many socio-economic changes to remain a beacon of hope for many abused, abandoned and otherwise disadvantaged children in Trinidad and Tobago.

They have achieved this by providing two (2) main types of care: resident care and transitional services, both of which have made significant inroads into improving the social situation and future state of many children.

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