To contact the Ministry during office hours, please utilize the phone numbers below: 

  • Belmopan Office: 822-2246/2161/2684
  • San Pedro Office: 206-2645

  • Cayo Office: 804-2098
  • Corozal Office: 402-2120
  • Orange Walk Office: 302-2058
  • Stann Creek Office: 502-0038
  • Toledo Office: 702-2021

    Belize City Offices:
  • Community Rehabilitation Department: 223-2716
  • Department of Human Services: 227-7451/2057
  • Women and Family Support Department: 227-7397 / 3888
  • Policy and Planning Unit:  227-0841
***The Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation hereby informs the public that the Mega Food Store, Cayo will no longer be used for the food pantry program. With effect Monday October 5th, 2020 all beneficiaries of the food pantry program who collected their food pantry baskets at Mega Foods will now collect their food pantry baskets at New Flags Store, Santa Elena, Cayo***

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At the Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation, empowerment is at the heart of the programs, projects and activities we undertake within our four departments. Our hope is that “helping people to help themselves” will lead to the development of our citizens to positively contribute to the social transformation within communities, including poverty alleviation. We aspire to see all our citizens contributing positively to the development of Belize.

Hon. Anthony “Boots” Martinez, Minister of Human Development, Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation


The Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation is the lead entity of the Government of Belize in the development of people, enabling them to realize their full potential and play a meaningful role in their communities


In collaboration with all relevant partners, to facilitate policy development and to implement programmes that promote social justice and equity, enabling people to be self-sufficient, responsible and productive citizens

Principles and Values

  • Social Justice
  • Equality
  • Equity
  • Family Preservation
  • Non-Discrimination
  • Participation
  • Respect and appreciation for the people being served

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    Ministry of Human Development Headquarters West Block, Independence Plaza, Belmopan, Belize Telephone: (501) 822-2246 or 2161 or 2684 Fax: (501) 822-3175

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