Sagan Na' Homlo
Sanctuary's Sagan Na'Homlo Para I Manhoben, in Guam's native language Chamorro which means A Place to Heal for the Youth, is a program is a three to six month residential program for chemically dependent youth, ages 12 through 18. We continue to be the only residential treatment facility for youth in the Micronesian region. The shelter moved on May 2009 to its new location in the village of Mangilao. Nicknamed “The Lujan House”, it was donated by Attorney David Lujan in the mid ‘90s. It was previously used by Sanctuary’s Transitional Living Program (TLP) for several years. Within Sagan Na' Homlo program, clients live in a therapeutic community, progressing at their own pace and readiness through the five (5) phases of treatment:
Each phase requires more responsibility and empowers the youth to continue moving closer toward a sober and healthier lifestyle. Clients are able to earn privileges through our weekly points/level system such as: phone calls, outings, movie night, later bed-time and visitation.
All clients receive both group and individual counseling in: substance abuse, decision making skills, goal setting, recovery planning, time management, anger management, life skills building, relapse prevention, feelings management and weekly family counseling.
Since 2005, we have had a total 41 clients participate in the program, with 24 graduation from both phase one (in-patient care) and phase two (aftercare). This program is funded through a grant from the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
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