Sanctuary Gets $70-Thousand Grant From HHS

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Guam – Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $70,000 in Federal financial assistance to Sanctuary. This basic center grant will go toward improving services offered at Sanctuary’s COED Emergency Shelter.

The COED Emergency Shelter was first established in 1971 to provide temporary relief to troubled young adults in Guam.  The program is entirely voluntary, and youth who stay in the shelter are provided with transportation to school, work, and/or other activities.  The shelter also provides 24-hour intervention services, counseling, outreach, and education and prevention programs.

“Sanctuary’s Emergency Shelter has provided critical support to assist many families in Guam resolve conflicts in the home,” said Congresswoman Bordallo.  “This Federal grant will help improve facilities at the shelter and services provided to troubled youth seeking help.  I commend Sanctuary for their work in securing this grant.”