• 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

Program Updates

October 2018

Thank You Letters

Montego Bay Community Home for Girls

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