Guam – Pacific Islands Club announced a generous donation to the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse today [Thursday]. The resort is providing the furniture for eight of the department’s newly established residential homes.
These homes are a part of a new Mental Health program that will integrate residents into daily community living. Dr. James Kiffer, one of the two members of the Federal Management Team running the department, said the donation comes at a great time. “We are receiving some furniture, beds, and wall hangings for some new homes that we are opening,” said Kiffer. “This will go a long way to furnishing these homes and getting them started and save the government a great deal of money too.”
Dr. Kiffer explained that these homes assist patients in the continuum of care. Residents will transition from homes with intense supervision to homes with general oversight. The program permits individuals with disabilities to achieve greater independence and an improved quality of life.
PIC General Manager Ken Yanagisawa explained that the resort is undergoing renovations and wanted to donate its furniture to those in need. “We are glad to help the Department of Mental Health and it is our privilege to be a part of it.”
Mental Health plans to have the new residence homes operational in January.