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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 Ministry of National Mobilisation Et al., in Partnership with the Caribbean Development bank (CDB) and the World Food Programme (WFP) has launched today, (Monday, October 09th), the final phase of its Youth Empowerment Programme.

This being dubbed the Youth Soft Skills training. This training will deliver very pertinent skills and topics such as Self-Assessment: Personal Development, (Values and Qualities, Demonstrating the right attitude) Self-Assessment: Self Development (Effective listening skills and strategies, Effective speaking) and much more.

Approximately two hundred (200) unemployed/seasonally employed youths and four hundred and (460) hundred and sixty (460) YES Trainees across the country will be part of the training. The Programme would span over a one-month period and participants are expected to attend the training weekly.

The main objective of the training is to empower the youths to become self-dependable, find purposeful engagement and gain life skills for the future. Specifically, soft skills are everyday interpersonal skills that youth seeking employment, need to succeed on the job. They include communicating clearly and appropriately, remembering work directions, working well with others, and knowing how to solve problems. These skills we’re about to impart will help youths succeed in life no matter what their direction/destination.

The Programme would actually span over the month of October and culminate on the 9th of November, 2023. Participants would receive a transportation allowance to ease the burden of travel to the designated venues financed by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).





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