Dar tal-Providenza

€ 9,778.55 collected

Id-Dar tal-Providenza was founded by Mons. Michael Azzopardi in 1965 with the aim of offering a home with a warm and family-like environment for persons with disabilities who for some reason or another cannot stay living with their family. Since than Id-Dar tal-Providenza has supported its residents to participate in and enjoy the quality of life within the community.

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At the moment, Id-Dar host approximately hundred and ten persons between the ages of fourteen and eighty years. It also offers respite services on a regular basis to families of persons with disabilities, thus offering them support to enable the disabled family member to continue to live within their family.

A small community of Sisters of St Joan Antide Thouret popularly known as Sisters of Charity have been living and giving their service to the Home since its inception.

Some of the residents spend their day by attending activities outside the home namely day centres. Few others have a job within the home or outside the home.

These last few years id-Dar tal-Providenza has been affiliated with a foreign agency from Glasgow (Scotland) called SPRED Special Religious Development which offers a network of services designed to assist persons with intellectual disabilities to become integrated into parish assemblies of worship through the process of education in faith.

Four million euro per year are required for the running of the Homes. Most of the money goes for the wages of about 200 workers who support the residents in their daily needs. About 200 other highly committed volunteers also give their support on a regular basis.

Id-Dar Tal-Providenza, which is built on faith in Divine Providence, relies to a very large extent on the generosity of its benefactors and the public donations it receives to fund the high level of care it provides.

In October 2008 Fr Martin Micallef was appointed the third Director succeeding Mgr. Lawrence Gatt who had held the post for twenty one years and Mgr Mikiel Azzopardi its founder.