THURSDAY OCTOBER 29, 2020: PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – Residents and staff of Serenity Place breathed a sigh of relief last week as the Digicel Foundation under its Extraordinary Projects Impacting Communities (EPIC) Programme delivered on their promise to execute much needed repairs to the roof and electrical work at their Centre.
Serenity Place is an Empowerment Centre located in Point Fortin for marginalised women who are victims of substance abusive, domestic violence homelessness and other related social issues.
Residents now have a comfortable, dry space where they can sit and enjoy their prepared meals. Joseph Lett, Chairman of Serenity Place, Joseph Lett noted that the repairs were long outstanding. He said that he felt a sense of relief and happiness that everyone at Serenity Place can finally be comfortable once again
His sentiments were echoed by Beverly Morson, Programme Director, who said she felt elated that the Foundation saw the need to invest in their comfort at Serenity Place.
One resident was still in awe over the newly refurbished roof. She stated “I came to Serenity Place because of homelessness. Yes, I love cooking and I’m always the first to volunteer to do anything in the kitchen. Standing in puddles of water to cook each time rain falls causes me to feel that I should have stayed on the streets. However, today I felt a sense of joy not only for myself but for all the residents at Serenity Place and words can’t expressed how grateful we are to the Digicel Foundation for sticking to their word and getting this done for us.”
Although the ongoing COVID pandemic presents challenges, the Digicel Foundation continues to invest in these projects to assist the most vulnerable persons in our society as it continues to fulfil its mission to ‘create a world where no one gets left behind’.