They care for persons living with HIV/AIDS, provide shelter for the homeless and ensure that the less fortunate in the society are sheltered, fed and educated. They are the St Patrick's Foundation led by Monsignor Richard Albert and his hard-working team. And on Mother's Day, Hermine Metcalfe and Monica Chen hosted a brunch to raise funds for the non-profit, human and community development organisation established in 1994.
The foundation comprises: St Margaret's Human Resource Centre located at 64 Henderson Avenue, where items of furniture and plaques are made; St Monica's - a home for elderly abandoned people as well as some persons living with HIV/AIDS; Riverton & Callaloo Mews Early Childhood Centre and a basic school; and Christ The Redeemer Human Resource Centre in Seaview Gardens, where they teach remedial studies, hairdressing/barbering, and information technology.The courses taught are all certified by the Human Employment & Resource Training (HEART), and Msgr Albert told The Gleaner that he continues to be grateful for the support the foundation has received from corporate Jamaica over the years. He expressed satisfaction over with the latest initiative, where 150 young people are being trained in a ranger programme for disaster preparedness and emergency management, so that they will be able to assist the authorities in case there is a natural disaster.