Homestead Child Care Facility


Located in the cool climes of Stony Hill, St Andrew, Homestead Child Care Facility is situated on approximately two (2) acres of land; and, caters exclusively to the needs of girls remanded to the facility for care and protection; uncontrollable behaviour; and/or on criminal charges.

A Government of Jamaica operated facility, this home has the capacity to accommodate sixty (60) girls between the ages of ten (10) and eighteen (18) years old.

Formerly a home for boys, the facility closed its doors for refurbishing in September 2004. Homestead reopened in June 2005, to sixty (60) girls who were transferred from Glenhope Child Care Facility.


While at Homestead, girls are exposed to a variety of educational, vocational and social activities geared toward their rehabilitation and empowerment. Girls attend classes on the compound of the facility Mondays through Friday and, are actively engaged in pursuits such as:

  • Woodwork
  • Sewing
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Social Studies
  • Geography
  • Religious knowledge
  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • English Literature

Over the past 5 year, Homestead has enjoyed the support of civic and numerous other volunteer and service organizations. Groups of volunteers visit the home weekly to offer support to the girls in various ways. Family members of wards are also encouraged to visit on weekends.

Homestead's mission is to create a stable supportive and nurturing environment to girls who have experience trauma in their lives by providing intervention and rehabilitation that will ultimately build resilience and aid in their resocialization.


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