For Immediate Release
June 27, 2014; 12:20pm
DPHSS Release No. 2014-051
Emergency Receiving Home – ” Guma Serenidad ” Ribbon Cutting
The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS), Division of Senior Citizens’ (DSC) office will be closed from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 to coordinate the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the newly constructed Emergency Receiving Home – “Guma Serenidad”.
The Bureau of Adult Protective Services (BAPS) of the DPHSS, DSC administers an Emergency Receiving Home (ERH) and Crisis Intervention Hotline (CIH) through a bid agreement with Catholic Social Service (CSS), to provide temporary shelter and support to elderly, 60 years and older, and adults with a disability, 18 years and older, who are victims of abuse and in immediate or imminent danger and require shelter to protect them from further abuse or neglect. The shelter and Crisis Intervention Hotline operates 7 days a week, 24-hours a day, to ensure the elderly and adults with disability who are victims of abuse have access to Adult Protective Services. The CIH receives and responds to reports of suspected elderly or adult with a disability abuse and neglect from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. Monday through Friday, and 24-hours on weekends and holidays.
The ERH – Guma Serenidad facility was made possible through funding from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, Office of Community Planning and Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administered by the Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority (GHURA). The design and construction of Guma Serenidad was administered by GHURA in partnership with the DPHSS, DSC. The facility is approximately 6,000 square feet of interior space and with the capacity to provide for 10 clients at any given time.
We thank you for your support. For assistance or inquiries, please call 473-7102.