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View Speech by Minister Stephenson 2019
Our mission is to facilitate social, cultural and economic development at the community level.
Our mission is to promote sustainable economic development by engineering and regulating a vibrant co-operative sector in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Our mission is to provide persistently, effective programmes and efficient services aimed at advocating equity in family relations, fostering the Rights of the Child, persons with disabilities, the elderly and enhancing the socio-economic development of all family members.
Our mission is to ensure that all citizens of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines have equal access to opportunities that will shape their social, cultural, spiritual, educational, economical and political development.
Our mission is to provide a caring environment in which boys 7 – 16 years old having familial, educational, social, emotional, and or behavioural difficulties can develop skills that would allow them to become responsible and productive citizens.


Hon. Orando Brewster

Women and families who would be impacted by the increased activity of the La Soufrière Volcano in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, should it become explosive, will have access to 400 dignity kits that have been donated by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

The United Nations Population Fund Sub-Regional Office for the Caribbean, has recently come to the assistance of the Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines through the pre-positioning and supply of dignity kits to the Gender Affairs Division and the Family Planning Unit within the Ministry of National Mobilisation, Social Development, Family, Gender Affairs, Youth, Housing and Informal Human Settlements, and the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment, respectively.
The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), the National Emergency Management Organisation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (NEMO) and the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) in Antigua and Barbuda facilitated transportation of the dignity kits.

According to Ms. Alison Drayton, Director of the UNFPA Caribbean, “dignity is about more than physical and mental well-being. It is about meeting the basic needs of the women who hold together the fabric of our communities in times of crisis.” 

A dignity kit comprises the basic items that women and girls need to protect themselves and maintain hygiene and respect in the face of natural disasters.

Ms. La Fleur Quammie, Coordinator of Gender Affairs, said “the dignity kits would be handed-over to NEMO to strengthen their response mechanism in the event of an explosive eruption of the volcano.”

UNFPA is the lead United Nations agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s strategic plan focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal death, to end unmet need for family planning, and to end gender-based violence and harmful practices, including in humanitarian settings.

SOURCE: Ministry of National Mobilisation, Social Development, Family, Gender Affairs, Youth, Housing and Informal Human Settlements

Family Services Division

We Facilitate and identify alternative homes for abused children and the elderly.  Liaise with child care agencies, regional and International. Prepare social inquiry report for the Court and relevant international agencies.

Our Division is located in Pauls Avenue in the Co-operative Credit Union League Building. Find out more on what we offer

Contact Information

Permanent Secretary
Ms. Catherine Defreitas 
Tel :(784) 450-0395
PBX :(784) 456-1111
Ext : 395/396
Fax :(784) 457-2476 


The Ministry of National Mobilisation, Social Development, Local Government, Gender Affairs, Family Affairs, Housing and Informal Settlement

Halifax Street Kingstown St. Vincent

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm
Saturday - Sunday