Press Release

Safe Haven Transitional Centre
Release Date:
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 - 2:14pm

The staff and residents of the Safe Haven Transitional Centre are now better prepared to handle disasters and emergencies following training in emergency readiness.

The training focused on developing an evacuation plan, inspection of their hurricane supplies, and a tsunami simulation exercise.

Programme Director, Mrs. Jacqueline Donovan said, “The residents where guided in securing their personal documents and packing overnight items including clothing and toiletries for their use in the event that they had to evacuate the centre which was lesson learned from the 2017 disasters.”

 She added, “Despite our limitations with available resources, we were honoured to be able to provide each resident with a small food kit, a flash light with batteries, other everyday essentials, and a bucket.”

Mrs. Donovan said the training will now be implemented permanently in the programme’s work plan as Disaster Preparedness Day held on July 17.

Persons or organisations interested in volunteering or assisting the centre in its preparedness efforts are asked to telephone (284) 468-5815.

The Ministry of Health and Social Development aspires to provide a caring and integrated system of health and social services that facilitate human development and quality of life in the British Virgin Islands.


Photo Caption 1 of 3: Emergency Kits provided to residents by the staff of the Safe Haven Transitional Centre. (Photo Credit: Provided)

Photo Caption 2 of 3: Programme Director, Mrs. Jacqueline Donovan preparing the emergency kits for residents. (Photo Credit: Provided)

Photo Caption 3 of 3: Staff and residents during the Disaster Preparedness Day that took place on July 17. (Photo Credit: Provided)


Adrianna J. Soverall

Ministry of Health and Social Development
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Telephone: 1(284)468-2272 or 2174