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Calvo raising awareness of homeless services

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 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.

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