Who we are
The St.Teresa Orphan Foundation was set up over 20 years ago by Fr. Liam Hayes, of Co. Limerick, Ireland. It was in response to the subhuman conditions of the poor and disabled people who were trying to survive.
Our Homes are a refuge for abandoned people with physical and learning disabilities and abandoned senior citizens primarily, irrespective of religion or otherwise. We provide shelter, food, medicine, physiotherapy, rehabilitation, care and a home for our residents. Through our work, people in the local communities today avail of the nursing and medical services of the Homes.
Many of those disabled through accident, disease or other misfortune had been abandoned by their families, they were totally helpless and needed someone to feed shelter and care for them. We now operate three homes in the area, our first home St.Teresa opened on 15th May 1993 with three residents and today we care 34 residents aged between 2 and 70 years old. On 8th December 1999 we opened our second home for abandoned senior citizens with physical and / or learning disabilities, Our Lady of Lujan.
In order to provide a better quality of life for our residents, we have opened a third home for those with learning disabilities, called Espiritu Santo. Up to now, all residents with disabilities, whether with physical or learning disabilities, lived in the St. Teresa Home. We had the official opening of our new home 12th June 2011.
At present we are completing the building of a Hospice in order to help our dying people. We want them to have the maximum comfort and respect for their dignity as they come to the end of their life on earth.
Work is in progress for our new Hospice on the same site as our St.Teresa Home