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Guma San Jose Homeless Shelter
Catholic Social Service, in partnership with the Bureau of Social Services, Department of Public Health & Social Services (BOSSA/DPHSS), opened Guma San Jose (House of Saint Joseph) in June of 1990.
Guma San Jose provides 15 – 22 beds for families and/or individuals who are in need of emergency shelter due to unusual circumstances; live in inadequate or has no fixed, regular night-time residence; lives in a temporary, public or private place not designated for sleeping; or in places not fit for human habitation.
Twenty-four (24) hour shelter for up to sixty (60) days.
Three meals daily.
Caseworker to assist clients to access public assistance or other resources: i.e. Public Health, Mental Health, Guam Housing Urban & Renewal Authority, etc.
Assist in seeking permanent housing as well as employment for the unemployed.
Transportation to appointments.
Client workshops including Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) to help clients learn how to stretch their food dollars, fire safety and prevention, and parenting; financial literary for managing income and budgeting; and literacy programs.
Admission to the shelter
Individuals or families must fill out an intake application form.
If determined eligible, the individual or family may be admitted to the shelter if beds are available.
If there are no beds available, the individual or family is placed on a wait list, and assisted on a first come, first served basis.
Shelteree must exit after 60 days, no exception.