The following letter was written by the director of the Labouré Center. Janet Dougherty, SCN received funds from Breaking the Cycle of Poverty and Violence for the Center.

Dear Sister Michelle,

I am pleased to provide a six month report on the $2,000 donation to provide partial financial assistance to adult students in our Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide Program from the Western Province Breaking the Cycle of Poverty and Violence Ministry.

The grant allowed for 4 half scholarships of $425.00 each and one partial scholarship of $300.00.  We have used the 4 half-scholarships in classes held this past year. We will use the remaining $300.00 for a student in one of our next two scheduled classes.

One recipient, Elaine V, attended our very first class. Her journey is one of a dependent, battered woman to a program graduate who also passed her state certification and now holds down to per diem home health care jobs. Her hope is to acquire full-time work in the health care field and eventually go on to become an RN and be totally self-sufficient. Her story is remarkable and this scholarship was the critical help that allowed her to move forward.

I have also enclosed pictures showing two different graduating classes and one of students learning how to give CPR. I again thank the committee for their generosity. This is a story that fits your mission perfectly.

We hope to gain your consideration again for a future award. As you well know, there are so many more Elaine’s out there.


Sister Maryadele Robinson, Director
Labouré Center