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St. Philomena's Home Visit

 

The Society of St. Vincent of Paul from St. Louis Parish, spent a day with the Kids at St. Philomena's Home.

 

Some of the memebers spent time with the older girls discussing substance abuse, the many dangers of it and how our societydeals with it, while the other members spent time with the younger girls

at the pool area.

 

St. Philomena's was started in 1895 by Mother Mary of the Cross and after many obstacles, eventually planted its roots in Sydenham in 1975.  Today it is a well established home which lies in a quite and well secured enviroment which consists of 25 girls between the ages of 6 to 10 years old and has 6 housemothers, one cook, one Child and Youth Care Manager and a Social Worker.

 

The SSVdP is an international organization which serves the poorin every way, including spiritual upliftment, outreach programs and assistance with grants.  This organisation extends its hand to

everyone in need, regardless of race and creed.

 

Family work is kept at its highest confidential level and the society is always appreciative of donations in cash, items or assistance.  The Societymeets every monday night at 7 pm and welcomes new

members.