DHS Urges Seniors to Sign up for Emergency Assistance Registry

The V.I. Department of Human Services, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and the Virgin Islands Elections System, urged anyone 60 years old or older and people with disabilities who live alone to enter their names into a disaster emergency assistance registry for elder, dependent, adult and disabled people.

According to the news release issued Monday by the DHS, registering with one of those three systems will allow the Department of Human Services to contact the individual and provide assistance and support in the event of a manmade or natural disaster.

Those who want to register can stop by the Department of Human Services, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles or the V.I. Elections System to fill out the registry form or simply call one of the DHS offices to provide information and have the form filled out by the department staff.

– St. Thomas: Department of Human Services Knud Hansen Building, Phone: 340-774- 0930 x 4109.
– St. John: Department of Human Services Cruz Bay, Phone: 340-776-6334,
– St. Croix – Richmond Senior Center, Phone: 340-773-6630.

The form can also be found on the DHS website and downloaded, filled out and dropped off at one of the above locations.