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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

The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan), in collaboration with the SimplyHelp Foundation, and the Wu Thun-Chih Foundation for Charity and Public Welfare, made donations to the Government and people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, through the Ministry of National Mobilisation, Social Development, Gender, the Family, Persons with Disabilities and Youth.  The ceremony took place at the Rillan Hill Community Centre on Friday, 20th March.

Remarks were delivered by His Excellency Calvin Ho, Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan), to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; and Hon. Frederick Stephenson, Minister of National Mobilisation, etc. The Senior Assistant Secretary of the Ministry expressed appreciation for the donations. The initiative is geared toward assisting various persons and groups throughout the country.

SimplyHelp Foundation was founded in 2000 by founder and President, Tina Bow. It is a non-profit organisation located in Los Angeles, California, United States of America. Its mission is to relieve poverty by providing emergency, disaster, vocational training, and shelter and care for the homeless elderly. 

 SimplyHelp collaborated with the Wu Thun-Chih Foundation for Charity and Public Welfare in Taiwan and the Consul General Los Angeles to assist Vincentian families in 2017 and 2018. 


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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 Secretaries
Ms. Catherine Defreitas 
PS For Housing and Informal Human Settlement
Location: Granby Street, Kingstown
Tel : (PBX) :(784) 456-1111, Ext : 4681

Mrs. Merissa Finch-Burke 
PS For Social Development, Family, Gender Affairs, and Youth
Tel : (PBX) :(784) 456-1111, Ext : 3863


The Ministry of National Mobilisation, Social Development, 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