My Farther’s House

MFH03MFH01This is a large rented house near the seafront of Olinda. It is used to care for boys who are no longer able to live with their families. They may have been living on the streets or just unable to continue at home. Twelve boys can be accommodated at a time and staff has to be there 24 hours a day to help work with their many problems, while others research documents, schooling and the reasons for family breakdown, as well as visit relatives to help sort out their problems with a view to reintegration into family life as soon as possible. Some may stay for only six months to a year, while others may have to stay until they reach 18. The state does not finance this work as they claim other priorities and so we are entirely dependent on gifts from supporters.