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New Program at UVI Opens Opportunities for Social Workers

Widespread concern for falling numbers in the social work profession was the impetus for creating a master's in social work degree at the University of the Virgin Islands. After two years of planning, the new program is set to launch this fall.

USVI Figuring Out How to Summer Camp in the Pandemic

With summer here and children facing the prospect of being cooped up at home even longer, Human Services has released licensing rules and regulations for re-opening child care programs and summer camps, the agency announced Friday.
The entrance to the Sea View Nursing Home. (Photo from the St. John Tradewinds)

Sea View Nursing Home Closing Jan. 30

Sea View, the only skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility on St. Thomas, is shutting its residential services to severely disabled adults and senior citizens on Jan. 30, after several troubled years.

Child’s Death Results in Audit of Human Services Department

The death of four-year-old Aaron Benjamin Jr. last October, allegedly at the hands of his mother and her boyfriend, “rocked the Human Services Department as well as rocking the territory,” Human Services Commissioner Kimberley Causey-Gomez said.
Commissioner Kimberly Causey-Gomez and administrators of Human Services defend budget at legislative hearing. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

DHS Faces ‘Medicaid Cliff’

One of the most significant threats to the Department of Human Services and residents of the territory is the Medicaid “fiscal cliff” on Oct....
Gov. Albert Bryan testifies before the House Energy Committee earlier this year. (Photo supplied by Government House)

V.I. Health Officials to Testify in D.C. on Medicaid

Administration officials from the Department of Human Services will testify Thursday before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce in Washington D.C., continuing the administration’s push for congressional action to prevent the U.S. Virgin Islands and other insular territories from falling off the Medicaid "fiscal cliff."

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