Our Lady Of The Wayside Halfway House For Children



This home for women and children in crisis was started in 1988 as more and more abused and desperate mothers turned up at the Centre begging for help. At first a house had to be rented and eventually the necessary funds were provided to purchase a more permanent home. This now accommodates newborn infants to older children who have been abandoned or abused and brought in by social workers or community police. Women in crisis are sheltered for an interim period, until they can sort out their lives. This ministry involves round-the-clock supervision and a caring permanent staff as well as many ‘aunties’ and ‘uncles’ who help in various aspects of this labour of love.