Ministry of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment

Safe Havens

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

Age Ranges

Juniors (8 – 12)

Seniors (13-18)

Haven Times

Weekdays: 4pm-6pm

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.