Kimberley Causey-Gomez


Michal Rhymer-Browne

Assistant Commissioner - St. Thomas


Carla Benjamin

Assistant Commissioner - St. Croix

U.S. Virgin Islands

Department of Human Services

Family Assistance Programs


The Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Program of the Department of Human Services is designed to assist Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients move from welfare to work.  Federal law requires TANF recipients to work 30 hours per week in order to remain eligible for financial assistance.  

The Territory must have 50% of its TANF population in work or face financial penalties.  If these recipients do not work they and their children will be removed from the TANF grant.  The truth is many of them are very motivated but lack opportunities.  The Department of Human Services is reaching out to the public and private sectors in order to create work and employment opportunities for these recipients. This brochure introduces you to our work experience and community service programs.

>>JOBS brochure PDF file>>