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The Dominican Republic Gets a New Vehicle!

By Yolanda Gonzalez, Program Assistant and HR Coordinator Thanks to our great Guara Bi – Puerto Rico family, our facility in the Dominican Republic has a new vehicle to complete our work plans and provide our clients with transportation. Our clients and staff are excited about this new addition to our program!

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Recovery is Possible 

By Elizabeth Roldan, Administrative Assistant  There are no words to express the pride that we feel every time one of our clients has the determination to move forward and show that recovery is possible. An example of this is Hipólito S., who came to Guara Bi more than six years ago looking for housing services […]

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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 […]