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Children with Special Needs - VI

Learn about valuable resources for parents of children with special needs.


Easter Seals National Headquarters

Offers special needs resources which may include respite care services and other community supports

*There is no chapter of Easter Seals in Virgin Islands*



Offers special needs services that may include respite care, advocacy, training, and support groups

*There is no chapter of ARC in Virgin Islands*


Early Intervention – Infants and Toddlers Program

Early intervention services for infants and toddlers at risk for developmental delays

Phone: (340) 777-8804 ext. 2629 (St. Thomas), (340) 718-1311 ext. 3124 (St. Croix)

Website: www.healthvi.org/programs/family-health/infants-toddlers/index.html

Health and Social Services - VI

Discover resources that will provide more information regarding local services such as health care and child well-being.


Child Protective Services

To report suspected abuse, maltreatment, or neglect of a child

Phone: (340) 774-0930 (St. Thomas), (340) 773-2323 (St. Croix), (340) 776-6334 (St. John)

Website: www.dhs.gov.vi/CYS/protection.html


Child Support Enforcement

Child support application and procedures for your state

Phone: (340) 775-3070 (St. Thomas), (340) 775-3070 ext. 4050 (St. Croix)

Website: www.pcsd.vi/


Medicaid Eligibility

Federal-State health insurance program for low-income individuals

Phone: (340) 444-3325 (St. Thomas), (340) 718-1311 ext. 3095 (St. Croix)

Website: http://ltg.gov.vi/what-is-medicaid.html

*If you are not eligible for Medicaid, your child(ren) may still be able to receive health coverage from the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). For questions about eligibility and benefits, contact your Medicaid office.*


Virgin Islands Department of Human Services  

State government programs and services for children and families

Phone: (340) 774-0930 (St. Thomas), (340) 773-2323 (St. Croix), (340) 776-6334 (St. John)

Website: www.dhs.gov.vi/CYS/index.html


Department of Health, Division of Mental Health, Alcoholism & Drug Dependency Services

State government mental health resources that may offer community mental health services (may include individual, family, and marital counseling), behavioral health services, and substance abuse programs

Phone: (340) 718-1311 ext. 3033

Website:  http://captus.samhsa.gov/capt-geography/location/us-virgin-islands  


Car Seat Basics

Information on car seat regulations and inspection services

Phone: (340) 772-3025 (St. Croix), (340) 776-5820 (St. Thomas)

Website: www.vipd.gov.vi/Departments/Office_of_the_Police_Commissioner/Office_of_Highway_Safety.aspx

Find You Local Inspection Station: www.safercar.gov/cpsApp/cps/index.htm

Child Care - VI

Find out about the ins and outs of child care in your area. What is required to become a provider in your area? What requirements are there for a background check? Does your state offer any quality improvement programs?


Child Care Licensing

Your local child care regulatory office

Phone: (340) 774-0930 (St. Thomas), (340) 773-2323 (St. Croix), (340) 776-6334 (St. John)

Website: www.dhs.gov.vi/OCCRS/index.html


Inspection Reports    

Find out what programs in your area are in compliance with licensing regulations   

*Inspections not available online. Contact your licensing agency for more information.*

Phone: (340) 774-0930 (St. Thomas), (340) 773-2323 (St. Croix), (340) 776-6334 (St. John)

Website: www.dhs.gov.vi/OCCRS/index.html


Criminal Background Checks

Understanding criminal background checks requirements in your area

 Website: www.dhs.gov.vi/OCCRS/documents/RevisedRulesRegswithattachments.pdf (page 19)


Quality Rating and Improvement System

Learn about your state’s quality rating system for child care providers

*Virgin Islands’ QRIS is currently in process.*

Financial Assistance - VI

Are you looking for help paying for child care? Buying groceries or diapers? Find out what assistance programs are offered locally.


Virgin Islands Head Start Association

A federal program that promotes the school readiness of children ages birth to five from low-income families

Phone: Contact your local office

Find Your Local Head Start/Early Head Start: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/HeadStartOffices



Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

A program offering supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition information to low-income women who are pregnant or have children aged birth to five

 Phone: Contact your local office

Website: www.healthvi.org/programs/family-health/wic/index.html

Find Your Local Office: www.healthvi.org/programs/family-health/wic/index.html


Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Cash assistance designed to help low-income families achieve self-sufficiency

Phone: (340) 774-0930 (St. Thomas), (340) 773-2323 (St. Croix), (340) 776-6334 (St. John)

Website: www.dhs.gov.vi/financial_programs/TANF.html


Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps)

Federal nutrition program

Phone: (340) 774-0930 (St. Thomas), (340) 773-2323 (St. Croix), (340) 776-6334 (St. John)

Website: www.dhs.gov.vi/financial_programs/food_stamp.html


Low Income Energy Assistance Program

Helps low income households in meeting their immediate home energy needs

Phone:(340) 774-0930 (St. Thomas), (340) 773-2323 (St. Croix), (340) 776-6334 (St. John)

Website: www.dhs.gov.vi/financial_programs/energy_assist.html