Koudmein Ste Lucie

Is a holistic intervention program designed to give Psycho-Social support to families living in extreme poverty. This program allows the agency to pool its resources, coordinate its services and build social networks for the:

 

  • Eradication of extreme poverty
  • Implementation of comprehensive and social protection programs and
  • Reduction of poverty and vulnerability in Saint Lucia specifically in the communities highlighted by The Country Poverty Assessment as being highly vulnerable and indigent.

Through this outreach, specially trained family social workers, support counselors and community officers maintain regular visitations with indigent households over a 2-year period, building close relationships and becoming a conduit through which support is administered. The families commit to participating in all the initiatives and programmes geared towards the improvement of their quality of life in areas of identification, health, education, family dynamics, housing, work and income. These areas of intervention are considered to be the pillars or foundation upon which the bridge is built to allow families access to essential services and opportunities to get out of poverty.