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Essence of Guam///Women’s organizations

Alee Women’s Shelter — Catholic Social Services

Mission: To encourage the development of the spiritual, intellectual, economic, and social well-being of families, persons with disabilities, abused adults and children, the elderly, the homeless and others in need of services. We will respect the dignity of persons of all ages. We will collaborate with others to find the best way to service the community. What they do: The Alee Women’s Shelter provides emergency, protective shelter for victims of family domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and rape. The shelter serves women, with or without children, who are in crisis from family domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and rape. The location of the shelter is kept confidential in order to provide safety and security. President: Most Reverend Michael Jude Byrnes Executive Director: Diana Calvo Phone: 648-HOPE (4673) Email: Website: Volunteer: Fill out the volunteer registration form available on the website and submit it to the Catholic Social Service facility at 234 U.S. Army Juan C. Fejeran Street, Barrigada, Guam 96913. To make a donation: Visit to donate. Donations are taken electronically through PayPal. How else to contribute: Sponsor a drive — food, clothing, household goods, personal care items — donate a service or product, sponsor a dinner at its homeless shelter, entertain or interact with the elderly, sponsor a fun day for any of its clients — children, elderly, individuals with disabilities — or share your crafting ideas.

Island Girl Power

Mission: To decrease the occurrence of teen pregnancy, suicide, substance and sexual abuse; empower young ladies to make healthy lifestyle choices; encourage positive self-esteem with mentors and role models; and inspire cultural and community pride. What they do: Island Girl Power empowers young girls to get through traumatic, emotional hardships through suicide, depression, teen pregnancy, substance abuse, dating violence and sexual assault prevention. Through the Clubhouse program, IGP helps to build self-esteem through career presentations, mentoring, skill-building classes and self-defense classes. The IGP program also inspires community pride and environmental awareness by hosting community guest speakers, clean-ups and various sustainability projects. Director: Juanita Blaz Phone: 688-4752 Email: Website: Twitter: @IslandGirlPower Volunteer: To volunteer or become an IGP Member or community sponsor, take the bi-weekly tour on Wednesday at 11 a.m. or Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Call 9891604 to sign up for the tour in advance. Volunteer forms can be obtained during the tour. To make a donation: Contact via telephone, fax or email. Check donations can be mailed to #181 E. Marine Corps Dr., Suite 207, Hagåtña, GU 96910. How else to contribute: Donate clothing, food, appliances, accessories, etc. to the Island Girl Power thrift store.

For The Love of My Sister — Xokiahi Cares

Mission: To empower women to work together and to uplift each other. What they do: The For The Love of My Sister Project is a program driven to assist in women development, knowledge, and empowerment. The program sponsors financial training classes for women and children, self-esteem building seminars, self-defense classes, daycare location assistance, family events, couple’s events, youth events and family building seminars. CEO: Tracy “T.C.” Jordan Phone: 787-3622 Email: or Website: fortheloveofmysister Facebook: Fortheloveofmysister How to volunteer: To volunteer, contact via telephone or email. How to donate: Donations can be made online through xokiahicaresinc.wixsite. com/fortheloveofmysister/donate How else to contribute: Call For The Love of My Sister to contribute to other Xokiahi projects. People can donate shoes, personal care items or other supplies. One may also be able to donate to the new child care center that helps provide scholarships and grants.


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