Passport to Services on Friday, April 26

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Guam – Do you know of any homeless person who needs assistance?

The Guam Homeless Coalition will be collaborating with the U.S. Veterans Office to hold their Passport to Services event, which will bring together various social service providers from all over the island to assist Guam’s homeless population.

According to Guam Homeless Coalition president Margaret Hattori in her K57 interview with Patti Arroyo, the event is meant to make sure that basic resources are accessible to those who do not always have that privilege.

At the event, attendees can not only receive free child and adult immunizations, but civil legal services, employment assistance, and housing opportunities.

“We have providers from many different agencies. In terms of health, Public Health is sending their nurses for immunizations. This is a very important service to provide because a lot of these homeless families don’t have insurance or even if they do, they don’t have transportation to get their kids immunized,” Hattori said.

According to a press release from the Guam Homeless Coalition, homeless clients can access free bus pick-up services to the event from the Dededo Mayor’s Office at 8:00 a.m. and the Tamuning Mayor’s Office at 9:00 a.m.

Hattori says that during the next week, the Coalition will work to inform homeless individuals who may be interested in the event.

“We’ll tell people that the Passport’s coming up and next week, we’ll drop off flyers to some of the (street) homeless. And it always amazes me that every year, the ones who want help will come in,” she said.

The Passport to Services event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26 at the Chamorro Village Festival Huts in Hagåtña.

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Amanda Dedicatoria
Amanda is a reporter at the Pacific News Center and writes about issues concerning the military, environment, and education. She has a background in journalism that spans from her time as a VIBE intern for the Pacific Daily News and the editor-in-chief of Triton’s Call. As a college student, she studied journalism and graduated with honors from the University of Guam. She also has experience in photography as well as documentary work and strives to make sure that her stories are fair and engaging. When she isn’t on the job, she’s usually at the gym, playing video games, or baking a batch of cookies.