St. Augustine Place of Safety
St. Augustine Place of Safety is owned and operated by the Child Development
Agency which is an Executive Agency within the Ministry of Health
carters to approximately 50 boys who have been removed from their
families as being in need of care and protection or having committed
The duration of
the stay at the facility varies as some are discharged to other locations
- foster care, other residential facilities or reintegrated with their
at the facility include academic classes, home economics and information
Some boys attend
community school and churches and are permitted to visit with family
as steps are taken to facilitate family reintegration. The operational
cost for the facility is met by the State through the Child Development
Agency but benefits from donations - cash and kind from well wishers.
of the facility are to provide the boys with the opportunity to realize
their full potential and have them reintegrated with their families
within the shortest time.
There is a Residential
Social Worker who provides Individual and Group Counselling to the
boys as we seek to encourage full expression and participation to
enhance his growth and development.
Contact: St. Augustine
Place of Safety
Manager: Mr. Collie Plowright