Guam – The Department of Youth Affairs in partnership with faith-based organizations, has been bringing annual reflections of the Christmas season to youths in custody.
Christian Mothers of Guam for many years has provided a ministry to DYA youths. Those efforts have included gathering donations from local Catholic congregations to provide dinners and gifts including toiletry, clothing and other items.
DYA Director Adonis Mendiola has also initiated contact with the Guam Tolensom Pastoral Association, a Chuukese Christian organization. The pastors of this group offer weekly church services and ministries in DYA.