By Belinda Morales, Executive Assistant On March 7, Employee Appreciation Day was celebrated! Several activities such as lunches, breakfasts, and gift-giving were carried out for our employees. We wanted to share how valuable their work, commitment, and effort is to our organization and the people we serve daily!
Category: Puerto Rico
By Yolanda Gonzalez, Program Assistant and HR Coordinator The Sub-Secretary of Corrections, Mr. Sixto Marrero, and his staff visited our women’s program, Guara Bi – Manaya, and our long-term care facility, Guara Bi – Bartolo Joy, with the aim of discussing new collaborative agreements with our organization and seeking opportunities to extend our services to […]
By Elizabeth Roldan, Program Assistant Puerto Rico’s Department of Family recently organized an event called the Meeting of Entities to recognize the work conducted by the different entities of Puerto Rico who provide services to people experiencing homelessness through funds granted. Guara Bi, Inc. received recognition for its compliance with its pace of meeting expenditures […]
By Yolanda Gonzalez, Program Assistant and HR Coordinator Guara Bi – Manaya in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico has been offering direct services to female victims of gender-based violence. Recently, the Department of Justice awarded us with a grant allocated by the Government of Puerto Rico through the Committee on Prevention, Support, Rescue and Education of […]
15th Anniversary Celebration
By Elizabeth Roldan, Program Assistant With our hearts full of satisfaction and happiness, Guara Bi celebrated its 15th anniversary! During the celebration, WestCare’s Chief Operating Officer – Caribbean & Latin America, Mr. Cristian Duarte, thanked all of our employees for their effort and dedication in offering services to the homeless. One very emotional moment was […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]