Homeless facility almost full with 70 individuals, including 13 children

Lt. Gov Josh Tenorio, who chairs the committee, said they are exploring resources to convert warehouses into non-congregate facilities. (PNC file photo)

70 homeless individuals — including 13 children — are being housed in a GovGuam shelter…and the facility is almost full.

The homeless individuals are being held in the Global Dorm in Maite which was contracted by the government of Guam to shelter them from community spread of COVID-19.

Catholic Social Services is conducting outreach and performing needed wrap-around services.

Efforts are ongoing to secure additional emergency shelter for the island’s street homeless, according to Lt. Governor Joshua Tenorio who chairs the Interagency Council on Homelessness and the Office of Homelessness Assistance and Poverty Prevention.

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“We are nearly at capacity at this shelter. GSA is negotiating with a few offers for some additional housing for those families that are in a stable living situation that might be the lead factor in transitioning them into some residential housing options around the island,” Tenorio said.

These efforts to help the island’s homeless population are being conducted by the Office of Homelessness Assistance and Poverty Prevention.

The office is looking to hire individuals experienced in social work and homeless programs. Those who are interested can email their resumes to mcogadmin@teleguam.net.