History

Sanctuary Incorporated of Guam (Sanctuary) is a private, non-profit community based organization that exists to provide critical social services to youth and their families. It was established in 1971 as an alternative to the juvenile justice system for runaway, homeless, neglected, and abused youth. Since its inception, Sanctuary continues to seek ways to improve the quality of life for Guam’s youth.

Currently, Sanctuary operates a number of programs to include:

1
24-Hour Crisis
Intervention/
Casework

To assist youth who are runaway, homeless, neglected and/or abused, or who are experiencing problems in their family and other relationships

2
COED Emergency
Shelter

That has the capacity to house a total of 18 youth, 9 females and 9 males (ages 12-17 years old)

3
Sagan Na’homlo
(A Place for Healing)

The Micronesian region’s only residential treatment facility for chemically dependent youth, (ages 12-18)

4
Drug and Alcohol
Outpatient and Intensive
Outpatient groups

Drug and Alcohol
Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient groups

5
Permanent Housing
Program (ends
December 31, 2018)

The Micronesian region’s only residential treatment facility for chemically dependent youth, (ages 12-18)

6
Sagan Linala (A Place for a
Better Life)
Transitional Living
Program

Designed for runaway or homeless youth, and/or pregnant and parenting youth striving for independent living (ages 16-22)

7
Inafa Maulek (To Make Right)
Youth Cultural Program

A cultural community-driven program that is designed to promote  inter-generational teachings of native language, history, knowledge, traditional  practices, that improves leadership and resiliency among at-risk youth during summer and after school.

These comprehensive services are voluntary but are contingent upon the consent of both youth and/or parent/legal guardian. Additionally, Sanctuary offers educational group classes on parenting skills and support, youth & adult anger management, tobacco cessation classes, strengthening families program, and conducts numerous youth-centered outreach events.

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