Health, Wellness and Family Development

Division of Health, Wellness and Family Development. Tam's Building, Lot No. 2 Glen Road, Scarborough.

MISSION:

To provide a service for the maintenance and enhancement of personal and community health, through the application of sound environmental health principles of disease prevention, health promotion and protection.

The Division of Health, Wellness and Family Development is committed to the delivery of professional services and leadership on environmental matters through health promotion and education / enforcement of regulations and advice.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Programme

Mrs. Billie Sterling-Lewis, Manager
2nd Floor, #10 Montessori Drive Glen Road (COMDEV Building)
Phone: 639-3395 Exts: 7706-7708

The Alcohol and Drug Prevention Programme (ADAPP) continues to provide support services for drug intervention and prevention, to promote the building of healthy homes, healthy communities and a healthier Tobago. It is therefore mandated to deliver substance abuse prevention awareness at schools and at the community level with a focus on education and training.

Ageing Unit

Ms. Linda Jack, Manager
2nd Floor, #10 Montessori Drive Glen Road (COMDEV Building)
Phone: 639-3395 Exts: 7713-7714

The Ageing Unit was established to develop and implement initiatives, programmes and projects such as the Golden Apple Partnership Programme, to continually meet the social needs of the elderly in Tobago. Various social needs are met through the daily activities conducted at the senior citizen activity centres throughout the Island.

Community- Based Environmental Protection and Enhancement Programme (C.E.P.E.P)

Ms. Janelle Berkley, Programme Co-ordinator
Salandy’s Building, Piggott Street, Scarborough Tobago
Phone: 660-7722 / 635-1229

The Community-Based Environmental Protection and Enhancement Programme, CEPEP, facilitates and services all communities and districts on the island. Through sustainable community efforts, the programme continues to clean, beautify and maintain public spaces and also create projects that enhance the island’s general landscape, to assist in achieving an environment that is Clean, Green, Safe and Serene.

Children and Family Services Unit

Dr. Derrick Forrester, Manager
2nd Floor, #10 Montessori Drive Glen Road (COMDEV Building)
Phone: 639-3395 Exts: 7709-7712

The Children and Family Services Unit was established to promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities. Staffed with a support system of Programme Co-ordinators, Social Workers and Family Case Workers, this Unit provides the population of Tobago with a comprehensive social service at no cost with no discrimination to age, sex, gender, race or religion.

Community Social Services Unit

Ms. Donnalyn Harry, Senior Social Worker
Lot#2 Glen Road, Scarborough, Tobago
Phone: 639-3395 Exts: 7284-7285

The Community Social Services Unit was established to enhance the quality of life for clients through increased access to an effective social services delivery system. The Unit also endeavours to provide a supportive environment for clients to effectively resolve individual, group and family problems, as well as facilitate the empowerment of its clients for sustained self-sufficiency.

Community Mediation Unit

Mrs. Carryl Spencer, Co-ordinating Assistant
#16 Bagatelle Trace, Bagatelle Branch Road #1, Calder Hall, Scarborough
Phone: 635-0237/ 660-7709

Community Mediation aims to empower those involved in disputes to craft an agreement themselves so that the solution satisfies them and their community and restores the relationship that previously existed. The parties in a dispute and the community are key stakeholders.

Disability Affairs Unit

Mr. Jason Clarke, Disability Affairs Officer
2nd Floor, #10 Montessori Drive Glen Road (COMDEV Building)
Phone: 639-3395 Exts: 7715-7716

The Disability Affairs Unit has a dynamic role in the advancement of opportunities and the promotion of the rights of persons with disabilities in Tobago. It is responsible for coordinating, developing and implementing comprehensive programmes to assist differently abled citizens and to encourage eventual full inclusion in regular activities.

Gender Affairs Unit

Mr. Nigel Phillip, Gender Affairs Officer
2nd Floor, #10 Montessori Drive Glen Road (COMDEV Building)
Phone: 639-3395 Exts: 7735-7736

The Gender Affairs Unit is mandated to implement a comprehensive programme that will effectively address the needs of parties involved in gender based violence and support and participate in the development of a Gender Policy and implement.

Litter Eradication Programme (LEP)

Mrs. Elizabeth Foster-Martin, Manager
Salandy’s Building, Piggott Street Scarborough Tobago
Phone: 639-1715

Office of the County Medical Officer of Health (O-CMOH)

Dr. Tiffany Hoyte, County Medical Officer of Health (Ag.)

The Office of the County Medical Officer of Health together with the Public Health Department focusses on the administration of public health activities and the prevention and control of diseases in Tobago. Responsibilities include surveillance, prevention and control of communicable and non-communicabe diseases, disaster management, health promotion and public education, Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI), travel health, environmental health, food safety, vector control and health service standards.

Probation Hostel

Ms. Beverly Lewis, Manager
Phone: 631-1810

Probation Services Unit

Mrs. Juliet Alleyne, Probation Officer III (Ag.)
Kennedy Building, Main Street, Scarborough, Tobago
Phone: 635-1788

The Probation Services Unit provides a unique level of service to the Magistrate and Supreme Courts in Tobago, as well as the Family Court in Trinidad. Its mandate is to manage applications in criminal and other matters based on the recommendation of the Court system. Magistrates and Judges request Probation Officers' reports in order to assist the Court in making informed decisions on matters before them.

Programme for Adolescent Mothers (PAM)

Ms. Erla Bacchus, Social Services Officer
Cor. Herman Job Avenue, All Fields, Lowlands
Phone:

PAM was established to attain sustainable human and social development, provide the necessary support systems for adolescent mothers and prevent increased burdens in areas of medical health and other social service areas.

Public Health Services Department

Mrs. Jocelyn Benjamin, Public Health Inspector IV
Cor. Robinson and Young Street, Scarborough, Tobago
Phone: 639-1433 / 639-3395 Ext 7616

The Public Health Services was established to provide a service for the maintenance and enhancement of personal community health, through the application of sound environmental health principles of disease prevention, health promotion and protection.

Realization for Economic Achievement (REACH)

Mr. Jason Nancis, Business Development Officer
2nd Floor, #10 Montessori Drive Glen Road (COMDEV Building)
Phone: 639-3395 Ext: 7737

The Project for the Realisation of Economic Achievement (REACH) focuses on empowerment and poverty eradication among the poor and vulnerable in communities throughout Tobago, to assist them to gain economic independence and self-sufficiency.

Social Welfare Department

Mrs. Sheryll Adams, Manager
2nd Floor, #10 Montessori Drive Glen Road (COMDEV Building)
Phone: 639-3395 Ext: 7719-7723

The Social Welfare Department provides a wide range of non-contributory financial assistance, which is geared towards meeting the needs of the elderly, disabled and disadvantaged, to strengthen their economic and social well-being.

Technical Vocational Centre (TecVoc)

Ms. Althea Barton,
#4 Simeon Drive, Allfields, Lowlands
Phone; 639-2519

The Technological Vocational Centre (TecVoc) falls under the remit of the Disability Affairs Unit of the Division, whose purpose is to provide further educational and skills training to persons with disabilities and empower them to live independent lives so that they can be fully included in society. Some of their programmes include computer studies, remedial work in CXC subjects, mixed craft and woodwork.

Tobago Rehabilitation and Empowerment Centre (TREC)

Mr. Garvin Cole, Manager
Fort Street, Fort King George, Scarborough
Phone: 639-3395 Ext: 7302-7304

The Tobago Rehabilitation and Empowerment Centre (TREC) has been mandated to design and implement programmes that guard against the dangers of drug use and addiction. It provides for treatment, rehabilitation and empowerment of individuals who recognize that their lives have become unmanageable and unproductive and are seeking to pull themselves together.

Women’s Empowerment and Technological Empowerment Centre (WETEC)

Phone: 639-2075

The Women’s’ Economic and Technological Empowerment Centre (WETEC), is a domestic violence project that was piloted by the need to assist clients during their period of vulnerability, to totally empower them with practical skills, so that they could take control of their lives and achieve the highest level of self-sufficiency and peace, whilst actualizing their goals.

Councillor Dr. Agatha Carrington
Secretary of Health, Wellness and Family Development


Karen Ottley
Administrator
Division of Health, Wellness and Family Development
Signal Hill
Tel: 639-2280, 3395, 5386 Ext. 7257-7259
Fax: 639-4808


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