For close to a century, UCJCI has embraced children-at-risk through its ministry of Pringle Home for Girls, and Mount Olivet Boys’ Home, where individual cases arrive through Jamaica’s child protection system.
With the aim to develop faith, restore hope and transform the lives of hurting children, Mount Olivet Boys’ Home nurtures and provides for 40 boys in a secure, family-oriented environment. In the Pringle Home for Girls, their holistic development is facilitated by professional intervention in counselling, social skills training, education and recreation.
The charges in both homes are also nurtured spiritually, and integrated into the life of the Church. In addition, they are involved in farming for sustenance and for sale, joining employed farm hands in planting crops and rearing livestock.