The Homestead Place of Safety was reopened on June 21, 2019. Homestead Place of Safety was one of three institutions to be renovated in the 2018/19 fiscal year. The newly renovated facility now provides adequate living arrangements for girls aged 12-18 years old.
The overall project, which was completed within a year at a cost of $23.5 million, included drainage installation; electrical wiring; welding; painting of interior and exterior walls; replacement of door and windows; repairs to dormitories; recreational area, manager’s and staff quarters; and general work throughout the entire building.
This facility will be a symbol of hope and inspiration, one that we will always be proud of — a place where our girls can live comfortably, while being equipped with the requisite skills as they prepare to make bold steps into the future,” Gage-Grey, CEO of Child Protection and Family Services said.
Manager of the facility, Sellean Barracks, expressed appreciation for the renovated facility, adding that, it was much needed, and will provide the girls with a more comfortable and private living arrangement.
One ward, speaking on behalf of her fellow residents, described the facility as breathtaking. “It doesn’t seem like a child care facility any more. Everything is new and fresh. It feels like I am at a hotel. It gives me a wow feeling, and I am just happy for the change,” she said
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