By Yolanda Gonzalez Malave, Program Assistant and HR Coordinator, Caribbean and Latin American Region
Guara Bi, Inc. in coordination with the Puerto Rico Public Housing Administration, the Puerto Rico Department of the Family, the Women’s Advocate Office of Puerto Rico, and Solo por Hoy, signed a collaborative agreement to facilitate the delivery of 203 Section 8 housing vouchers to female victims of domestic violence or those experiencing homelessness.
The program will focus primarily on cases of women who are fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking – a situation that has worsened after the pandemic on the island and has created a state of emergency.
Our priority has always been to provide a safe roof for Puerto Rico’s victims and the homeless who seek our services. We appreciate the commitment of the Secretary of the Family and the Women’s Advocate Office to address this situation and help us in achieving our mission of Uplifting the Human Spirit.