The different residential groups in Jemima have their own atmosphere. The children’s group consists of children with many medical needs. The other groups are divided in men and women’s groups. A small number of resident’s lives on Jemima’s grounds by themselves with some staff support.
Like in any home, the residential groups experience daily live together. Most of the chores are done by the residents themselves, as far as possible. Help is offered when needed. Residents frequently see a doctor or dentist, supported by their mentors.
Communal activities, such as eating together, closing the days with singing and prayer and celebrating parties give the residents and workers a sense of family.