The Welfare Department is responsible for formulating, facilitating and coordinating responses to social issues affecting the Amerindian Peoples of Guyana; it is divided into two sections: Welfare and Health and comprises of six (6) staff which includes, a Senior Social Worker, a Social Worker, two (2) Welfare Officers, a Staff Nurse and a Nursing Assistant.

The Officers of the Department also work along with law enforcement officers, the Ministry of Human Services and Social Security, and other relevant stakeholders to investigate or report cases relating to Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, Labour disputes, Trafficking in Person and other issues affecting Amerindian people. Support is also provided to persons in the Georgetown Public Hospital as well as those in correctional facilities.

The Department also facilitates late Registration of Births.

Contact Us:

  • Senior Social Worker Ms. Tricia Watson – 225-8435,  Cell #: 636 1626.
  • Welfare officers at Head Office – 223-7392

We have two offices.

  1. Amerindian Residence which deals directly with patient issues is located at: 216 Princess Street, Charlestown, Georgetown, Guyana, South America.
  2. Welfare Department, Ministry of Amerindian Affairs 251-252 Thomas and Quamina Streets, Cummingsburg, Georgetown, Guyana, South America.