Republic Bank Lends A Hand To Upgrade Of The Shelter

Port of Spain, Trinidad October 1, 2021 – Republic Bank through its Power to Make a Difference (PMAD) programme remains committed to making a difference in the communities in which it resides and to the nation at large.

The Bank was therefore pleased to lend support to the renovation of The Shelter (also known as the Shelter for Battered Women and Children) a Non-Profit Governmental Organization. The Shelter which was re-opened and dedicated yesterday to its founder Dianna Mahabir-Wyatt is committed to providing services and support for victims of domestic violence and human trafficking.

Funding for the second phase of the renovation project, included the remodeling of the three bedrooms housing nineteen residents, the adjoining bathrooms, the kitchen, living room, laundry area and outdoor patio/play area, a sick room, the caretaker’s quarters, storage rooms and the administrative offices.

The Shelter, provides services such as the provision of a safe house, material assistance, mandatory counselling, crisis intervention, individual advocacy and continued support through counselling after resettlement. Since its inception in 1987, it has been able to provide safety and security to hundreds of women and children at all levels of society and has successfully been able to help survivors overcome their trauma, empower themselves, and become reintegrated back into society. Many were also given training to improve their skill set so that they could provide a reasonable living for themselves and their children.

Richard S. Sammy, General Manager, Corporate and Investment Banking said, “Republic Bank is extremely pleased to have assisted with the upgrade of The Shelter. Pioneered by the indomitable Dianna Mahabir-Wyatt in 1987 and led by a visionary and dedicated team, this safe haven is an invaluable lifeline for our nation’s vulnerable women and children.”

October 5, 2021
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