Coed Emergency Shelter
Sanctuary’s COED Emergency Shelter was first established in November 1971. From seven families who volunteered to welcome troubled youth into their homes, this shelter has evolved to accommodate up to eighteen youth nestled in the village of Chalan Pago. In addition, we have expanded to not only assist youth, but to include their families and other systems of support.
Our emergency shelter, known as the CoEd facility, has the capacity to house 18 youth; 9 females and 9 males. The youth are ages 12 to 17 years old. The program is purely voluntary. The legal guardian/parent and the youth decide if the program is for them. The length of stay is up to 30 days. Extensions are determined on a case by case basis.
Youth who stay in the shelter are provided with transportation to school, work and/or activities. It is encouraged to continue a usual life throughout the duration of their stay. In addition, we also provide daily activities encompassing growth in recreational, educational, spiritual and developmental.
Some of the services offered are case management as well as youth groups which are conducted within Sanctuary. Art workshops are also available to youth residing in the shelters. Local artists in Guam share their talent with the youth and pass on their skills and knowledge. A grant from the Council of Arts and Humanities make the art workshops possible.
Personal growth and enrichment outings include picnics, sports recreation for youth during the weekends. Basketball, frisbee and volleyball are just some of the sport recreation activities they participate in. Walks on the beach and having picnics in the parks are some of the enrichment activities the staff accompanies youth for fun time.
Questions about this program?
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