President’s Trust launches Y-Assist initiative targeting vulnerable young mothers

The President’s Trust as launched the Y-Assist initiative, which aims to provide supported accommodation for young mothers

The first house is welcoming the first mothers with immediate effect
The first house is welcoming the first mothers with immediate effect

The President’s Trust as launched the Y-Assist initiative, which aims to provide supported accommodation for young mothers.

According to a statement from the Office of the President, it was established, following a number of in-depth discussions with different stakeholders, that vulnerable young women between the ages of 18 and 25 would benefit from living semi-independently in the community and by following an educational and life skills programme, with the aim of being able to care for their children independently.

“The President’s Trust makes a difference within gaps in existing services. This is one of them. There is nothing existent for such mothers. Our aim is to have a network of four apartments, supporting 12 mothers at any point in time, by end of next year,” Sarah Borda Bondin, director of the President’s Trust, said.

In order to plan and implement the initiative, the President’s Trust partnered with the St Jeanne Antide Foundation, the social care services arm of the Sisters of Charity, who are making available the first house for this initiative.

This first house is welcoming the first mothers with immediate effect. 

The second apartment, being paid for by Sunspot Tours Ltd, is due to be operational before November this year. 

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