In her role of Executive Director at Family Resource Center (FRC) in St. Thomas, Vivian feels quite fortunate to be able to serve in a useful and meaningful capacity, assisting some of the least among us, victims of crime. She applauds her active and dedicated FRC Team and the St. Thomas community that has been supportive as she navigates from the helm of a much needed agency, through continuous surprises, which result in challenging and triumphant experiences. She finds the work that needs to be done within this community to be extensive, but much has been accomplished under her leadership. The most difficult challenge for Vivian occurs when children are primary victims of sexual assault, and when she is called upon for suicide intervention. Those occurrences yield for her, the most arduous of days and nights. Vivian takes pride in her responsibilities and remains passionate and dedicated to the valuable work and mission of her agency in educating and intervening for youth and adults, surrounding the scourges within our community that are Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Child Abuse and other Violent Crimes. It is a fact that the work being done at Family Resource Center directly affects the safety of residents of St. Thomas, Water Island, St. John, St. Croix and directly affect visitors’ desire to return to our ports. FRC continues to be recognized as a Best Of Social Service Agency in the territory for multiple and ongoing years.
A native of the US Virgin Islands, Vivian St. Juste migrated to the mainland United States after high school. After twenty-five years there, Vivian returned to her native shores and has been lending her skills and expertise to the only domestic violence and sexual assault oriented agency, serving the islands of St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island. Vivian has remained comfortable being on the frontlines of providing direct services to victims of crime.
Vivian’s most recent accomplishment includes authoring of three grants to purchase then rehabilitate property that had been abandoned for decades, to be re-purposed as the only transition house for special victims of crime, to be opened in the Spring of 2017. Vivian has been recognized multiple times for her many contributions to her communities of North Carolina and the US Virgin Islands. Vivian is the mother of two adult sons, Kenneth and Khawon.