‘Shalom’ – Żurrieq located in Triq it-Tin. Was inaugurated on 8th April 2016 by Dr Justyne Caruana, then Parliamentary Secretary for the Rights of Persons with Disability and Active Ageing. In the home there are five residents with intellectual disability.
Fr Trevor Fairclough is responsible for the spiritual wellbeing of both the residents and staff. He is also incharge of the Symbolic Catechesis, a service given to all our Christian residents.
The Board of Id-Dar tal-Providenza was set up by H.G. Mgr Paul Cremona O.P. in March 2011. The present members are as follows:
Fr Martin Micallef
Mr Lawrence Zammit
Ms Elvia George
Dr Joe Bugeja
Mr Jesmond Saliba
Dr Roberta Sammut
Mr Emmanuel Zammit
Fr Martin Micallef, son of John Micallef and Jane nee Bugeja was born in Luqa on the 10th November 1967.
He studied at Luqa Primary School, the Minor Seminary New Lyceum and the University of Malta where he obtained a Bachelor Degree in Philosophy and Theology and a Licentiate in Pastoral Theology. In September 1987, he entered the Archbishop’s Major Seminary to prepare himself for the priesthood.
He was ordained deacon on the 25th November 1994 at Luqa Parish Church and a priest on the 5th July 1996. He served as vice-parish priest at Tal-Ibraġ parish and later as parish priest at Għaxaq (2000 -2005) and Marsaskala (2005-2008). Since 2004 he has been a member of the National Commission Persons with Disability representing the Church in Malta. He is also a member of the Diocesan Pastoral Commission for Persons with Disability
He was appointed Director of id-Dar tal-Providenza on 1st October 2008. succeeding Mgr. Lawrence Gatt who was appointed Chancellor of the Archbishops Curia.
Akkwarell in Qawra is another community home belonging to Id-Dar tal-Providenza. This home hosts three persons with physical disabilities who lives there with the necessary support. It is fully furnished with all amenities required after full consultation with the new residents. Akkwarell, a name chosen by the residents themselves was officially inaugurated and blessed by H.G. The Archbishop, Mons. Pawl Cremona O.P on Thursday 22nd November 2012.
Zerniq is a small terraced house situated in the town of Siggiewi a few kilometers away from the Id-Dar tal-Providenza’s complex. It was inaugurated on the 11th February 1997. Four persons live in this house.