Posts Tagged ‘St John of God’

Survivors encouraged to come forward

Thursday, November 4th, 2021

The dates for hearing evidence about abuse at Christchurch’s Marylands School, co-located St Joseph’s Orphanage and the Hebron Trust have been announced by the Royal Commission into Abuse in Care. The Commission is encouraging survivors to come forward, as is St John of God survivor, Darryl Smith. Smith says his traumatic story with St John Read more

Kiwi clerical sex offender jailed

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
Daryll Smith

A victim of sex offender Bernard McGrath is angry at how long it took to get justice. Darryl Smith was six years old when McGrath began sexually abusing him in the 1970s. The sex offending happened at Christchurch’s Marylands school for boys. McGrath was a St John of God brother when he abused at least nine Read more

Christchurch youth hostel ‘desperately needed’

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

A Christchurch community group wants a hostel to be built to accommodate the increasing number of young people who are struggling to find housing. The St John of God Waipuna Trust says an increasing number of young people have been looking for accommodation since the recent damaging earthquakes. Continue reading

St John of God Waipuna expands programme supporting homeless youth in Canterbury

Friday, February 1st, 2013

A national not-for-profit organisation that specialises in working with young parents is expanding the ‘Better Housing, Better Health’ programme to support more homeless youth in Canterbury with funding from Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand Youth agency St John of God Waipuna has received funding from Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand to expand its innovative ‘Better Housing Better Health’ Read more

Former brother leaves NZ after abuse charges laid

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

A former St John of God brother who was jailed in New Zealand for sexual abuse has now moved to Sri Lanka after Australian authorities laid hundreds of new charges against him. Fairfax Media in Australia reported that Bernard Kevin McGrath flew out of Christchurch a few months ago, some time after 252 abuse charges Read more