The newly appointed Managing Director of the Saint Lucia Crisis Centre, Lancia Isidore, has told the Times that more needs to be done to combat all forms of abuse.
Isidore says although there have been some improvements, more needs to be done not only in regard to combating all forms of abuse, but ensuring male integration, addressing family concerns and encouraging youth mentoring.
According to the Crisis Centre official, the deficiencies can be addressed by educating and sensitising target groups and the public, advocacy at all levels, continued counseling services, innovative fundraising strategies and accessing donor agencies for project development while forming strategic partnerships.
She told the Times that her priorities include finalising a five year strategic plan, capacity building, staff training and the development of a procedures manual.
Isidore also spoke of the need to address funding needs and embark on a membership drive.