• Melody House is a private institution, but they get a small stipend from the government to help defer some of the monthly expenses for the girls. Most of the funding comes from private donors.
    • The house is located on several acres of land on which there are a lot of fruits and vegetable on the property.
    • They raise and sell chicken and also get eggs for the house.
    • They do fundraisers a couple times per year to raise funds for the house
    • There are about three adults running the house

What are their long term needs?

Ms Claire and Mr. Dave Newman would like to have access to technology – via computers in the house- to better prepare them for their futures.

What are their short term needs?

Short term need is for a stove.
MH Stove

Do they have a need for used clothing?

Mrs Clarie said they do have a need for clothing – if it is good condition
They also need school supplies (pens, pencils, paper etc) and toiletries. (with up to 20 young ladies in the house – they need lots of toiletries.


The house can accommodate up to 20 young ladies. The immediate need is for a stove.

Previous funds that JAANC donated before were used to install kitchen cabinets.
MH Cabinets
This need was confirmed during a visit Nov. 2011 by JAANC member Rose March. If you wish to support this project, please contact Ms. Claire Purkiss at the email address and phone number below;

Tel: (876) 601-5059 (office), (876) 813-2552 (cell)

e-mail: clairpurkiss@yahoo.com