A mobile unit that could provide homeless individuals with showers, as well as storage for their important documents, is being eyed by the Interagency Council on Homelessness.
Lt. Gov. Josh Tenorio, chairman of the council, said a mobile unit is something they would like to have in the future.
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Homeless individuals also need a safe place to store important documents. These documents are required for many programs so they can be eligible to seek assistance, he said.
Angelina Lape, from the Guam Homeless Coalition, said some members of the coalition said there is a gap in providing these kinds of services.
Providing homeless individuals a place where they can take care of their personal hygiene like using the bathroom and taking a shower and also do laundry is something that is needed, she said.
The Interagency Council on Homelessness and the Office of Homelessness and Poverty Prevention have been meeting weekly every Thursday in recent weeks.
They’ve listened to government agencies and nonprofits that provide services to homeless individuals to help them understand what is available now and what gaps need to be filled.
Tenorio suggested the council take a three-week break from meeting to work in different subcommittees to figure out priorities moving forward.
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He said during the three-week period, he will provide important updates about the homeless shelter and any other big issues to the public.