The vision for the Safe Havens is to educate and nurture young women and men, while inspiring them to become productive, caring leaders who strive to revitalize their communities. The Safe Havens in the Community/Resource centers will be committed to maintaining a drug free, violence free, and weapons free environment while promoting cultural diversity, respect, and teamwork.
Activities include music, sports, Arts & Creativity, Health & Nutrition, but more important group formation, among other choices. Assistance is also available for youth that may need help with schoolwork.
Benefits of the Safe Havens Programme
Positive recreational activities.
New income-generating skills.
Professional counselling and mentorship.
Safe areas to socialize, play, learn and develop.
Activities that enhance self-esteem and self-worth.
Computer Lab Access
Safe Havens have access to internet-equipped computers.
Computers may be used for research, school work, employment search, among other tasks. Anyone interested in using a computer must sign an internet user agreement.
Participating Community / Resource Centres
|Bonnetts Resource Centre|
|Chesterfield Brewster Youth Empowerment Centre|
|Deacons Resource Centre|
|Eden Lodge Community Centre|
|Grazettes Resource Centre|
|Greens Resource Centre|
|Haggatt Hall Resource Centre|
|Harold Nurse Community Centre|
|Parkinson Resource Centre|
|St. Elizabeth Resource Centre|
|St. Christopher Resource Centre|
Juniors (8 – 12)
Weekends: 10am – 4pm
* Times may vary according to centre.
Resource persons will be engaged from these agencies:
Juvenile Liaison Scheme, The Royal Barbados Police Force, The Barbados Defense Force (Hiking Boot camp), Churches (Spiritual Guidance), Sustainable Barbados (Recycling), Future Centre Trust, Polyclinics (Health Inspectorate), Ministry of Agriculture, Diabetes Association of Barbados, HMP Dodds, Entrepreneurs from the area or parish.