Sister Basilia Center Day Activity Center
SBC Day Activity Center
The Sister Basilia Center, founded on August 1984, is a department within the White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation. The Center is a non-profit organization and is funded by the insurance company SZV (AVBZ). The Sister Basilia Center consists of three sub departments; Day Activity Center, The Residence and Guided Living.
About SBC Day Activity Center
The Day Activity Center provides care for 65 clients with an intellectual disability. These clients are placed in different groups, based on their care needs and development goals. At the Center, emphasis is placed on structuring clients in the following skills: academic, physical, social and self-help skills. At the SBC we believe that every individual with a disability should take his / her rightful place in society and should be treated with dignity and equality and should be given the opportunity to develop self-respect.
A referral letter from the treating physician/ specialist
A letter by an independent psychiatrist, psychologist or doctor stating that the client has an intellectual disability (the potential client must have at least a two-year developmental delay in 2 or more of the following areas: cognitive, motoric, communication, social development, self-reliance).
Copy of valid Sint Maarten ID card or copy of proof of registration from Census (not older than six months)
Copy of residence permit (if applicable)
Letter of last attended school (if applicable)
Medical history letter from general practitioner or involved specialist
Additional preferred documents (if available):
Report(s) from all paramedical specialist involved (for example physical therapist, occupational therapist, behavior specialist, speech therapist)
Psychological assessment report with level of functioning
Psychiatric report (if applicable)
These documents can be emailed or delivered to our Social Worker, Sheila Philips via email:
After the documents are received, our social worker will meet with the client and family and will discuss the possibilities of the Day Activity Center. The AVBZ care request form is completed by the social worked and send to the AVBZ indication committee along with the required documents and the report of the social worker. Once the admission is approved and there is a space open at the center, the admission date is planned. If there is no space open, the client is placed on the waiting list.