Persons experiencing domestic violence issues can access counseling and intervention from the Family Services Unit of the Department of Social Services.

  • Willingness to attend and participate in the counseling.
  • Willingness to share information.  
  1. Applicant visits the Family Services Unit or an Outreach Centre, requesting intervention from the Social Services Representative (SSR) or an Agency makes a referral.
  2. The intake process and form is then completed by an SSR.
  3. Contact is made by the SSR with all persons involved.
  4. Home and office visits are arranged for ongoing counseling.
  5. SSR refers to outer agency if necessary, for ongoing intervention and for family or individual counseling.
  6. SSR assists the applicant in relocating to a Safe House if necessary.
Application Form(s) 

Intake Form which is completed by the Social Services Representative.

Supporting Documents 

Completed referral form from an outer agency (if applicable).

Turn-around time 
Varies depending on the matter at hand; urgent matters are dealt with expeditiously.
There is no deadline date for this service.
Related Fee(s) 

There are no fees for this service.

For more information please contact 

Department of Social Services
Sunshine Plaza
Baillou Hill Road
New Providence
The Bahamas
Tel. (242) 502-2850 or 326-0526
Fax. (242) 323-8672

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