Guam – The Department of Public Health has released the following update on the number of abused and neglected children on Guam.
Four of the above listed children have disabilities.
To date, 28 children remain placed in foster care with a licensed foster family. Because there aren’t enough foster families, 3 of these children continue to live temporarily at DYA, 13 at Alee I, 4 at Sanctuary, 1 in a medical facility, 2 at a treatment facility, 2 at the Department of Mental Health, 89 at relative placement, 16 with non-relatives, and 34 are in parents’ physical custody.
There curremtly are 191 children in foster care right now, and 0 children on a wait list for a foster home.
Please call Cindy Chugrad at 475-2653/2672 or First Lady Christine Calvo’s office at 475-9475 if your interested in becoming a foster parent.
There were – children reunified physically/legally with their families. Social workers attended 2 court hearings on behalf of children and their families last week.