Calvo raising awareness of homeless services - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

Calvo raising awareness of homeless services

Posted: Updated:
 by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - Governor Eddie Calvo wants to raise awareness about housing programs and services for homeless people on Guam. In his weekly address, the governor says he recently met two men who had been living at the old Department of Administration building in hagatna. Much to his surprise they didn't know where to go for help or that help was even available.

"Last year, we increased the number of emergency housing for homeless people and families. The homes are part of a program. The beauty of this program is that these individuals and families don't just get a home. There are counselors, caseworkers, who meet with the families to get them public assistance - something easier to do because they have an address," he said.

As part of the program, they can also meet with department of labor to get a job or get training. Governor Calvo has tasked his cabinet and staff to figure out how to get the word out to people in need of these services.

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Senators debate concept of "exceptional term contracts"

    Senators debate concept of "exceptional term contracts"

    Senators opened up their April legislative session with discussion on a bill to provide for "exceptional term contracts." Sponsor Senator Tom Ada explains that for certain projects, would-be developers are seeking longer lease terms. An example is the GuaMore >>
    Senators opened up their April legislative session with discussion on a bill to provide for "exceptional term contracts." Sponsor Senator Tom Ada explains that for certain projects, would-be developers are seeking longer lease terms. An example is the GuaMore >>
  • Ron Molano Taitano sentenced for smuggling drugs back into prison

    Ron Molano Taitano sentenced for smuggling drugs back into prison

    A man who tried to hide drugs in his slipper so that he could smuggle it into the prison is sentenced in District Court today. Ron Molano Taitano will serve 18 months to run consecutive with his 2012 case. As reported, he released from DOC custody last yeMore >>
    A man who tried to hide drugs in his slipper so that he could smuggle it into the prison is sentenced in District Court today. Ron Molano Taitano will serve 18 months to run consecutive with his 2012 case. As reported, he released from DOC custody last yeMore >>
  • GW teacher wins award for excellence

    GW teacher wins award for excellence

    An island teacher has been recognized for inspiring her students. Darlene Respicio Eay Quichocho, a drama and English teacher at George Washington High School wins the first Jane Wha-Young Kim scholarship award for teaching excellence. The $10,000 award rMore >>
    An island teacher has been recognized for inspiring her students. Darlene Respicio Eay Quichocho, a drama and English teacher at George Washington High School wins the first Jane Wha-Young Kim scholarship award for teaching excellence. The $10,000 award rMore >>
Powered by Frankly