2014 Project365 (Day 59)

Caritas Guernsey
Today The Little Mister and I met my friend Emma and her children for lunch at The Caritas Cafe.

Caritas is a charity and their mission statement is

“Caritas aims to establish a residential community which welcomes, supports and nourishes young people in difficulty, in the youth justice system, in distress or need, working with the land to grow self-esteem and change lifestyles.”.

Their website goes on to say that “Many young adults in Guernsey are experiencing a barren landscape: unemployment, poor education, family breakdown, drugs and alcohol abuse, homelessness, mental health problems, low self-esteem, eating disorders and self harm. It is indeed a bleak scene. But as with all barren landscapes there is the possibility for cultivation and growth. “

Caritas have had a market garden for a few years and they sell the produce at the farmers market but the community cafe is a new venture. It provides excellent food at low cost and it is such a lovely place to go. It is in Mill Street in the Old Quarter in Guernsey and we had a brilliant lunch there.

I am thrilled to see a project which supports and encourages some of our most vulnerable individuals and encourages them to grow and flourish. Brilliant!

Written by Anna Williams in: Guernsey | Tags: ,

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