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The Guaitiao Project Educates Local Youth on STI Prevention

By Elizabeth Roldan, Administrative Assistant  Throughout the month of July, the Guaitiao Project prevention team participated in various community outreach events including visits to different beaches, night activities in various parts of the island, and outreach in the municipality of Cidra where they managed to impact more than 200 young adults! The main objective was […]

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Another ORP Success Story

By Elizabeth Roldan, Administrative Assistant Our client, Luis V., successfully completed Guara Bi‘s Offender Reentry Program (ORP) amounting to one year of services. Luis remained stable, cooperative, and positive throughout his process of reintegration into the community, acquired all of his personal documents, obtained a permanent job as a security guard, and with great pride, […]

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Recreational Therapy Under the Sun

By Elizabeth Roldan, Administrative Assistant Knowing that recreational therapy has wide-ranging positive impacts on the physical and mental health of our clients, a group of staff accompanied by Lymarie Rodríguez, Chair of Puerto Rico’s Community Action Council (CAC), organized a beach day for our transitional housing clients at Guara Bi – Caguas. At one of […]

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WestCare Caribbean Visits Argentina

By Victoria Osuna, Administrative Assistant Social Clinic Coordinator for WestCare Latin America and Caribbean, Mrs. Iris de Leon and Coordinator ORP for Caribe-Guaitiao Project-Natiao Project, Mrs. Irisbel Nuñez, visited several facilities of Viviré and Modelo Minnesota Foundation in Argentina. During this visit, they were able to discuss different projects with different employees such as their […]

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Guara Bi – Yara Ri Celebrates Three Years of Service

By Elizabeth Roldan, Administrative Assistant On February 15, Guara Bi – Yara Ri celebrated its third anniversary. This program offers substance abuse treatment with assisted medication and direct support services to clients with opioid use disorders residing in the municipality of Vega Baja and neighboring towns. For the past three years, they have served the […]

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Guara Bi Puerto Rico Aids in Identifying our Homeless Populations

By Elizabeth Roldan, Program Assistant Our Homeless Point-In-Time Count in Puerto Rico took place this past March. Our staff and volunteers from Guara Bi went out into the community and provided counseling services, free HIV and COVID-19 testing, and offered other psychological and support services. Our volunteers were excited to finally go out into the […]

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Celebrating a Success Story Featuring Reinaldo

By Elizabeth Roldan, Administrative Assistant We are very excited for Reinaldo L., who finished his reentry program with great success. Reinaldo came to our reentry program through the Real Transformation Program, which provides services to penal institutions. Reinaldo was referred to our permanent housing program, Guara Bi Carib, where he always showed great interest in […]

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Guara Bi Celebrates its 14th Anniversary! 

By Belinda Morales, Program Assistant, Guara Bi  On December 20, Guara Bi celebrated its 14th Anniversary since our COO, Mr. Cristian Duarte, first decided to follow his dream and genuine desire of helping the homeless of Caguas. Now, 14 years later, this dream has since come true and has expanded to other municipalities and countries […]

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

By Yolanda Golalez Malave, Program Assistant & HR Coordinator As part of the celebration of the International Day of Non-Violence Against Women and at a time when the island of Puerto Rico is in a state of emergency due to gender violence and a worrying record of femicides. The staff of the Guara Bi Manaya […]

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Thankful & Giving Thursday

By Elizabeth Roldan, Administrative Assistant On Thankful Thursday, students from the barbershop and styling course at NUC University came to Guara Bi to give haircuts to our clients and trim beards. This motivated each participant to raise their self-esteem and feel confident in themselves. The students expressed that it was a wonderful and enriching experience […]