By Sonia Taijeron, Veteran Advocate and Regina Shiroma, Research Assistant
For the month of April, the WestCare Pacific Islands team enthusiastically returned to conducting in-person outreach in the community. The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) team showed up and suited up for the 2021 Passport-to-Services event. In collaboration with the Guam Homeless Coalition (GHC), over 100 families who are at-risk or experiencing homelessness were given an opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccination and meet with service providers from the community. SSVF continues to be at the frontline ensuring that our heroes are not left behind.
Meanwhile, our youth programs brought their high energy with them as they participated in the island-wide Waves in the Village event in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and Child Abuse Prevention Month (CAPM). Along with the Guam Coalition Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence (GCASAFV), WPI and 22 other organizations took a stand together along Guam’s streets to bring community awareness to these two important causes.