Social Welfare Division

Mission Statement

Continued efficient service to clients for greater self-sufficiency and improved quality of life.

Vision Statement

To undertake programmes and activities which are tailored at developing a more preventative approach.

Division's Programmes

The Social Welfare Division in its role as a family services entity continues to discharge its responsibilities to families and institutions, and fulfil its mandate through many varied programmes.

  1. Public Assistance – To provide financial aid to persons classified as being indigent and casual relief in emergency situations.
  2. Probation – Rehabilitation work with juvenile and young offenders.
  3. Child Care – Providing a safe environment for children whose families cannot provide adequate care through foster care, adoption, child abuse prevention and assistance to children with behavioural problems.
  4. Care for the Aged – Facilitating entry into institutions and also supervision of Government-sponsored Homes.
  5. Migrant Services – Maintaining contact with the relatives of Dominicans who reside overseas and receiving remittances on their behalf.
  6. Counselling Services – Providing counselling to children, adults and families with various problems.
  7. Miscellaneous Welfare – To provide relief to victims of disasters. To provide various types of services in a broad range of areas such as education, housing needs, burials, victims of disasters, etc.
  8. Overseas Inter-Agency Collaboration – Liaising with overseas Agencies on social work issues.

Contact Person for Programmes

Public Assistance (767) 266 3019
Probation (767) 266 3334
Child Care
-Foster Care
-Adoption
-Child Abuse Prevention
(767) 266 3020
Counseling Services/Assistance to Children with Behavioral Problems (767) 266 3302
Care of the Aged (767) 266 3302
Migrant Services (767) 266 3502
Miscellaneous Welfare Services (767) 266 3080
Overseas Inter-Agency  Collaboration (767) 266 3019

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