Calvo signs agreement, program to begin in November
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 25, 2012
Some of our most vulnerable Guamanians: homeless women with substance abuse problems and their children, will have a safe home soon. This morning, Governor Eddie Baza Calvo approved a grant agreement from the Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority (GHURA) to start a new public-private partnership to help these women and children.
“Mothers and their children should not suffer just because they have fallen on hard times. I’m so happy that this administration has found compassionate partners in the private sector to help these women,” Governor Calvo said. “We will continue to protect and advocate for our most vulnerable Guamanians. It is our duty as leaders to serve the needs of the most needy, to lift up those who have fallen the farthest.”
GHURA has been granted a total of $123,100.00 for the Supportive Housing Program. GHURA and the Guam Homeless Coalition will partner with Elim Pacific Ministries to begin this new program. Eligible women and children will be placed in four apartments the ministries currently have. This project will help clients receive necessary supportive services to begin stable and successful lives. They will not only receive housing assistance, but also training for job retention, parenting, life skills, and self sufficiency from qualified residential counselors to ensure full recovery.
The program is set to begin on November 1.
For more information, or to schedule an interview, call Phill Leon Guerrero at 929-7467.