A Home Away From Home

The Just Because Foundation provides a home away from home for children with cancer and their families. The facility is located in North West Trinidad at LP# 51 on the Diego Martin Main Road opposite The Auto Village and next door to True Blue Pools. There is easy access to emergency services, transportation, shopping areas and other amenities. The facility provides short-term accommodation for up to four families to stay at any one time in a carefully designed, relaxing and supportive environment. Basic food items are provided by the Just Because Foundation and parents are free to prepare meals in a well-equipped kitchen. There is also a laundry room, a 'no parents allowed playroom full of books, toys, craft activities, DVD movies, board games and video games. A fenced yard provides security and outdoor activity.

The facility was previously a home for senior citizens. We received the keys on July 1st 2007, and became the very anxious tenants of the five bedroom property strategically located next door to our home. It was our desire to launch the Just Because Foundation Respite House on the 2nd of August 2007 as this would have been Jabez’s 6th birthday. We had exactly one month to clean, make repairs, build, knock down., paint and furnish this property. It was a huge task. But with the right motivation, help from friends and well wishers and donations from very generous corporate citizens and most importantly, the strength from Almighty God, we did it!

  

This is How We Began

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This is Where We are Today

The facility offers the opportunity for the whole family to spend time together, relaxing and having fun. It is also an opportunity for the   siblings and the ill child to spend time playing together. Families participate in group therapy with others who face similar challenges, and they are able to chat and share their experiences together.

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