Our Priorities

Anti-Trafficking

RENATE (Religious in Europe Networking Against Trafficking and Exploitation) was established in 2009 and includes women religious from 16 countries throughout Eastern, Central and Western Europe. Sr. Imelda Poole IBVM, who is the current president of RENATE, is based in Albania –a country that is considered by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crimes

Clean Water / Food and Agriculture

The Holy Child Integrated Agricultural Center (HCIAC), located in Ogun State, near Abeokuta, was initiated by the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus in 2002. It commits to an eco-friendly philosophy of integrated agriculture: to reduce waste and increase productivity by recycling all organic matter back into the farm.

Education / Communication

Daughters of Charity from Puerto Rico arrived in the Dominican Republic in 1952 at the invitation of the Government. Working in schools, health centers, and nursing homes, the Sisters serve the disadvantaged poor including the elderly, ill and especially their ministries impacting children and youth, including collaboration with the Ladies of Charity.

Healthcare / HIV-AIDS

Throughout the sub-Sahara region, HIV has spread at an alarming rate and more particularly among the youth. According to the City Assembly's Aid Coordinating Committee, 21.4% of the Mzuzu residents live with HIV/AIDS.

Homelessness

The Shelter of Hope provides a safe place to sleep for homeless persons 365 nights a year from 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. The shelter has 29 cots and, on average, has 15 - 18 guests per night. Most of the guests are temporarily homeless.

Immigrant / Refugee Services

The RSHM LIFE Center, located in Sleepy Hollow, NY, was established in 1995 by the Sisters of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary to address the needs of a community of low-income, non-English speaking immigrants who were struggling economically, facing significant language barriers and isolation.

Leadership Conferences

The project, Major Superiors' Formation and Training Project (MSFTP) was initiated in response to a need expressed at the 2005 General Assembly of the Association of Consecrated Women in East and Central Africa (ACWECA). ACWECA is an umbrella organization for eight national associations of women religious within the AMECEA Region.

Literacy

Founded in 1993, the mission of School and Tutors on Wheels (STOW) is to provide free, personalized English literacy education to low-income adults in their immediate neighborhoods. STOW serves to improve English literacy in order to empower students to reach their full potential, break the poverty cycle, improve their lives, and to participate more fully

Women & Children

In 1998, the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions began a project to provide a safe shelter for vulnerable young women in Vietnam. One of the sisters worked in a rehabilitation center for prostitutes sponsored by the Vietnamese government.