Children's Emergency Hostel
- Children's Emergency Hostel
- McKinney Drive
- P.O. Box:
- P.O. Box CR-54506
- Nassau / Paradise Island, Bahamas
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MISSION STATEMENT: TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE CARE AND SHELTER IN A LOVING PRODUCTIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR CHILDREN FROM BIRTH TO ELEVEN (11) YEARS
The Bahamas Children’s Emergency Hostel was incorporated in April 1970. It was formed for the purpose of providing administrative and financial management of the emergency placement facility that was originally started by the Kiwanis Club of Nassau.
The sole purpose of the Hostel is to provide temporary accommodation, food, clothing, medical care and other necessities for the benefit of abandoned and neglected children, until more permanent arrangements could be made for their welfare.
The Home is ideally capable of housing approximately 35 children at any given time. In the past, before additional space was constructed, over 50 children would be accommodated at any given time. The Home is a charitable non-profit Organization that strives on donations, and funds raising, from the Church, Civic and Business Organizations, the Government, and individuals from the Private Sector.
The Department provides an Administrator, who is also a trained Social Worker, along with a Case Aide and a Social Worker’s assistant.The Hostel is operated by a Board of Directors set that oversee the Home and handle its administrative and financial management. The Administrator looks after the childcare and housekeeping management of the Home.