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History of the GB Resilience Center:

The Grand Bahama Resilience Center, initially established by Caritas, commenced operations in March 2020 within the Lucaya Shopping Plaza on Grand Bahama Island. This seven-room facility was purpose-built to offer a range of programs and activities catering to individuals of all ages. Services included training sessions tailored for both governmental and private sector entities, educational workshops, group therapy sessions, and the provision of one-on-one counseling for those seeking additional support.

In November 2020, recognizing the growing need for such services beyond Grand Bahama, the organization expanded its reach by hiring a social worker in Abaco. This strategic move facilitated the extension of services to residents of Abaco, effectively broadening the center's scope and impact.


As the organization's operations continued to evolve and expand, in November 2021, a significant milestone was achieved with the official registration of the entity as the Bahamas Resilience Center. This registration marked a pivotal moment in the center's journey, solidifying its commitment to providing essential services not only within the physical confines of the Grand Bahama facility but also remotely to Abaco and the wider Bahamian community.

At its core, the Resilience Center embodies the ethos of aiding individuals in adapting to change and coping with stressful events in healthy and flexible ways. It serves as a beacon of support for community members grappling with the aftermath of traumatic events such as Hurricane Dorian and the ongoing challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. By offering a safe and stigma-free environment, the center fills a critical void in the provision of psychological and social support services, empowering individuals to address everyday life challenges with resilience and dignity.

The center's specialized services are meticulously designed to alleviate mental distress and foster psychological well-being across the community spectrum. By promoting awareness, resilience-building, and psychological empowerment, the Bahamas Resilience Center remains steadfast in its mission to enhance its beneficiaries' overall quality of life.

With its formal registration as a local nonprofit entity in November 2021, the center has attained a new level of autonomy and sustainability, further cementing its role as a vital resource within the Bahamian community. Operating independently, yet collaboratively, the Bahamas Resilience Center continues to serve as a beacon of hope and support for individuals navigating life's challenges with courage and resilience.



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