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Guma Sagrada Familia Emergency Receiving Home
Call the Crisis Intervention Hotline at 632-8853
to access services.
The Guma Sagrada Familia Emergency Receiving Home is for elderly sixty (60) years or older and individuals with a disability eighteen (18) years and older who are victims of abuse, neglect or abandonment and in imminent danger. The shelter operates twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week and has a capacity of up to six (6) people at any given time. It is staffed with trained caregivers. Victims’ consent is needed before service is provided. If the clients are unable to provide consent, guardians’ consent or court order is needed.
Call the Crisis Intervention Hotline at 632-8853 to access services.
Protective shelter for up to 45 calendar days.
Meals and clothing assistance.
Nursing services, including vitals check, medication administration and management, and general health observations.
Case management, including access to public assistance programs, housing assistance, transportation to appointments, and reunification with family.
Referrals to other resources, as needed.
This program is designed to provide a twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week telephone service to respond to crisis calls relative to allegations of abuse or neglect. These calls are then given to an on-duty Social Worker to investigate the perpetrated against the elderly and individuals with disability. Upon determination that an abuse has been committed and in imminent danger, the elderly is then referred to the shelter for protective care upon the consent of the victim if the abuse is of a physical or sexual nature. In other types of abuse, which are non-physical, or non-serious neglected type, case management services are provided.