1. Crisis Intervention / Casework

Sanctuary provides immediate 24-hour community response and crisis  intervention to youth and families in need. The 24-hour crisis hotline provides immediate mediation and supportive counseling to diffuse conflicts, while also making referrals to other service providers as appropriate.

2. Shelters

Co-ED Emergency Shelter


The CO-ED Emergency Shelter is a community-based program specifically designed to assist runaway, homeless, neglected, abused, and other similarly troubled youth and their families. The program provides a 24-hour shelter as a safe home for runaway, homeless and victims of abuse for up to 30 days during which case management services are provided in resolving their issues of conflict in times of crisis at the same time keeping focus on strengthening the family as a collective unit. The case management unit includes crisis intervention, individual program planning, group and family counseling, aftercare, outreach and referrals. The primary purpose of the program is to

1) provide a viable temporary safe alternative to the natural home, detention center or the streets; and
2) to facilitate the problem-solving process of case management by lowering the level of tension in the family to a point in which constructive dialogue may begin.

CO-ED Shelter Funding Sources

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) Administration for Children & Families Basic Center Program Grant
Office of the Attorney General of Guam Victim Assistance Program Grant
Department of Youth Affairs
Department of Public Health and Social Services, Bureau of Social Services Administration
Judiciary of Guam


Guma Manhoben


Sanctuary with Guam Continuum of Care Permanent Housing – Rapid Rehousing Program for Homeless Youth to implement the Guma Manhoben Project for homeless youth ages 16-24, including pregnant/parenting youth with up to 3 children dependents, ages 0-9.  This program aligns with the goals of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the goals of the Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority, including the goals of the Guam Homeless Coalition. Sanctuary is committed to providing homeless prevention/intervention programs to youth.

PHP Funding Source:

Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority – Guam Continuum of Care (CoC) Homeless Assistance Program


Sagan Na’Homlo Residential Treatment Facility


The Sagan Na’homlo (A Place for Healing) Residential Treatment Facility is the only residential treatment facility for youth in the Micronesian region. Sagan Na’homlo is a three to six months residential program for chemically-dependent youth, ages 12 through 18. Sagan Na’homlo youth live in a therapeutic community and progresses at their own pace as they are empowered to move closer towards a sober and healthier lifestyle. Sagan Na’homlo offers services that include group and individual counseling for substance abuse, early recovery skills, relapse prevention, emotional wellness, and weekly counseling and adolescent education.

Sagan Na’homlo Funding Source:

Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services

3. Supportive Services / Counseling Groups

For more information regarding supportive services, please call our office at 475-7101 for scheduling

Youth Groups


Drug & Alcohol Screening and Assessment

Screening is scheduled for Saturdays at 9:00am on a first come first serve basis. Assessment and services are offered at Sanctuary by individual clinical appointments available from early morning through the evening hours of 8:00 p.m. The assessment process includes gathering pertinent information from the parents or legal guardians, in addition to generating a “SNAP” (strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences) assessment.

Intensive Outpatient Groups (High Hopes) & Outpatient Groups (Pathways)

Sanctuary’s certified clinical team provides Intensive Outpatient (IOP) services, also known as “High Hopes”, and the Outpatient services also known as “Pathways”, to adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17. The clinical team utilizes both Motivational Enhancement and Cognitive Behavioral Therapeutic Approaches in engaging, educating and treating adolescents along with the comprehensive evidence-based program known as “The Matrix Model for Teens and Young Adults”.

Treatment topics include alcohol, tobacco, and other drug education; physiological and psychological effects of alcohol and drugs on the individual and on their family support system; the physical and psychological recovery process; relapse prevention; medical aspects of addiction; HIV/AIDS/STD education; introduction to twelve steps; social/legal consequences; mindfulness; and self-care.

Program services delivered with fidelity include:

Individual and Family Sessions
Early Recovery Skills Group
Relapse Prevention Group
Drug and Alcohol Education Groups
Family Education Group
Monthly Youth and Family Clean and Sober Activities
Drug and Alcohol Testing

Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Groups are funded by the Guam Behavioral Health & Wellness Center. Professional services are provided by Sanctuary to provide outpatient and intensive outpatient substance treatment for adolescent males and females.

4. Community Outreach

Sanctuary conducts monthly community outreaches in an effort to contribute to the betterment of the lives of the youth and families we serve. Sanctuary works closely alongside its governmental partners as well as other non-profit  organizations to raise a heightened awareness of challenges and to empower the community to make informed decisions, thereby improving their quality of life.

24 HOUR CRISIS HOTLINE: (671) 475-7100

Sanctuary Incorporated is a community-based organization which exists to improve the quality of life for Guam’s youth to promote reconciliation during times of family conflicts, to foster the development of responsible community members, and to advocate for their needs in an effort to preserve family unity by providing: 24-hour crisis intervention services, temporary safe refuge during family conflicts and abuse, supportive counseling for youth and families, outreach, education and prevention programs