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The House of Hope in Dominica provides twenty four hour loving care for persons with severe physical and mental disabilities.

The House of Hope started when two severely challenged sisters, in their early thirties, who had been cared for by their loving mother, were left orphaned when their elderly mother died.

The villagers in area felt the need to protect and care for these girls and went to the government, the wider community, and media in an effort to educate the public to the need that existed. In January of 2005 the doors opened in a small, rented building to care for these women.


Last year the Jungle Bay Resort family (owners, staff & guests) generously contributed $53,000 EC dollars as a to begin the development of a community operated facility, also the Government of Dominica was impressed by the community’s commitment and donated over one acre of land for the project.

On December 2, 2007 physical construction of the House of Hope beginning and as of February 2008 the walls are starting to come up. Soon the construction on the foundation house will be finished if funds continue come in. The project total net cost of construction of the House of Hope is estimated at $500,000 EC or $200,000 US dollars, taking into account that much of the labor is being donated by the people of the community.


If you are interested in helping Jungle Bay raise $100,000EC ($40,000US) dollars by April 30th 2008 to support the ongoing construction of the House of Hope please call 1-767-446-1789 or email for more information about this important community project. We are happy to arrange visits to the House of Hope construction site. I think that this is an excellent opportunity to allow all of us to give to a most worthy cause.

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