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Welcome to the Ministry of

Social Development, Housing & Community Empowerment

Ministry Overview

Hon. Delma Thomas
Minister for Social Development, Housing & Community Empowerment

Overview

Mission Statement

To provide services geared towards equitable and sustainable improvement in the quality of life of the People of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.

Vision Statement

To become the vanguard and exemplary organisation for positive social development of the citizens of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.

Senior Members

About Us

The Ministry through the development of policies and the delivery of a range of social welfare services aims to provide equitable and sustainable improvement in the quality of life of all citizens, in particular the needy of our society, the elderly, families, victims of abuse, children, young offenders and persons in need of immediate financial and material assistance.

It's main responsibilities therefore lies in the provision of services geared towards:

  • The resolution of individual and family problems;
  • The alleviation of poverty;
  • The rehabilitation of the disabled, disadvantaged, deprived and those affected by the crisis and natural disasters;
  • Public housing policy and maintenance of public housing stock.

LEGISLATIONS

  • The Maintenance Act of Grenada
  • The Child Abuse Protection Act
  • The Domestic Violence Act
  • The Probation Act
  • The Adoption Act
  • The SRO #13 OF 2006 – Domestic Violence

The Ministry also works in partnership with several local institutions:

  • Mobile Care Givers Programme
  • Homes for the Aged
  • Children’s and Adolescent Services
  • ECHO – on services to the elderly
  • Grenada Adoption Board
  • NCH – National Children’s Homes
  • The Child Welfare Authority
  • Legal Aid and Counselling Clinic
  • Grenada National Council for the Disabled
  • Other Non-Government Organizations
  • The Police Force
  • The Courts