Home – a safe place where you can live, laugh and learn.

At SDCH, we are guided by the Dominican values of truth, community, justice, compassion, and partnership in the delivery wholistic care to those entrusted to us.

This Statement of Purpose is a document produced to reflect the arrangements in place for the operation of the St Dominic’s Children’s Home (SDCH).  Our intention is that the Statement be kept under regular review in order to function as a benchmark in the provision, monitoring and development of services. The Statement should be read against the back-drop of the principles under-pinning the S.T.E.P.E.R.S. Model and in conjunction with both the legislation relevant to our status as a licensed community residence and the standards developed by the Children’s Authority of Trinidad and Tobago, for such residences.

Good Practice

In 2014, SDCH adopted the S.T.E.P.E.R.S model: A Strength-focused, Trauma-sensitive, eclectic practice model developed by the Home Manager, Sr. Arlene Greenidge through reflective practice, study and consultation.

Individualised Care

A Wholistic individual care plan (ICP) is developed for each child received into care at SDCH detailing the actions and interventions to be taken achieving the stated care and placement goals. The ICP is a living document and, as such, it is renewed every 6-9 months.

Continuum of Care

An integrated system of child welfare, ranging from the more intense, therapeutic, out-of-home services to restorative and developmental services and programmes aimed at reintegration into the family system and community.