In 1968, Father Gaetano Nicosia found a group of physically and mentally disabled children abandoned on the street and decided to open a residential home for them. With support from the late Bishop Paulo Jose Tavares, Lar DeNossa Senhora Da Penha was established in September 1968. In August 2001, Caritas de Macau assumed responsibility for the center.
The aim of our center is to comfort, care for and serve children with special needs. We focus on creating a harmonious, supportive environment through which the children in our care are assisted to develop their full potential, strengthen their abilities and thus possess the means to attain a brighter future.
Full-Service Residential Care
Individualized Training and Development
Organization of Group and Community-based Activities
Physical / Occupational Therapy
Children who are under the age of fifteen years old with mental or physical disabilities
1. The applicant is required to make an application at Social Service Centre in his/her neighborhood and submits:
Photocopy of Macao Resident Identity Card of the applicant and his/her family members;
Salary declaration of family members;
Water or electricity bill of present living place, rent receipt/documents relating to housing loan and other expenses;
Medical declaration issued by Health Bureau or Hospital “Kiang Wu” (If it is about mental status, declaration has to be issued by the Psychiatry Section of “Centro Hospitalar Conde de S. Januário”);
Other relevant documents of the application (For enquiry, please contact Social Service Centres).
2. Home visit will be arranged after our center has received the referral from Social Welfare Bureau.
Long-term accommodation service: the monthly fee is Mop 2,000.
Temporary accommodation service: the daily fee is Mop 20.00