Since 1892, The Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul have worked to provide care, education and training for people with an intellectual disability. Over this period the Daughters provided a seamless partnership of care for people from their youngest years through to old age. Their work is ultimately about people, their dignity and their quality of life.
In 2014 the Daughters of Charity Disability Support Services have responsibility for caring for 1,900 people, 1,100 of whom are in full time residential care, with 800 attending specialist centres on a daily basis.
In 2014 the RESPECT board, under the leadership of Sr Zoe Killeen DoC, faces the challenge of raising matching funding for the ASSISTID Research Programme until 2019 and for continuing support to the Daughters of Charity Service, whether through buildings and refurbishment, improving facilities or providing supports to improve the lives of the many people within its care.