The Rescue Centre began as a way to meet the immediate needs of orphaned children in the community. Today, 21 children reside in the centre. Children at the centre are cared for by a “house mother” and live in a household structured similar to that of the typical Kenyan family. All children attend primary or secondary school and whenever possible are reunited with guardians or extended family.
St. Vincent’s recognizes the importance of a providing a nurturing environment as essential to a child’s healthy development. All of the children have experienced some form of trauma or abuse. The Rescue Center goes beyond providing the basics like food and shelter and includes a loving environment and counseling. St. Vincent’s addresses these complex needs, making them unique within the community.