The Church is currently carrying out works at Dar Ġesù Nazzarenu in Żejtun to setup a shelter for victims of domestic violence, which will be run by Fondazzjoni Sebħ. The works are to be completed in the next six months and will cost around €500,000.
The shelter, situated within the nuns’ convent, will welcome 33 persons consisting of mothers and children who experienced domestic violence and took the courageous step to move on. Besides caring for children in Church residential homes, Fondazzjoni Sebħ helps families rebuild their lives and gain independence.
At present, the shelter for victims of domestic violence is situated at Dar Qalb ta’ Ġesù in Ħamrun. It will be transferred to Żejtun since structural works will commence in the coming weeks at the Church property in Ħamrun which will be transformed into a palliative care complex run by Hospice Malta.