Department of Public Health and Social Services - Division of Public Welfare

Department of Public Health and Social Services - Division of Public Welfare


Phone: 1-671-735-7274
Fax: 1-671-734-7015
Website: www.dphss.guam.gov
Types of Services Offered: Housing Services, Information & Referral, Medical & Health Services, Public Assistance Services
Category: Government Local

Description: 

The mission of the Division of Public Welfare is to promote positive social conditions that contribute toward the attainment of the highest and social well-being for the economically and socially disadvantaged populations within the Territory of Guam by developing an efficient and effective delivery system of services to eligible clients within the territory; by determining eligibility of applicants; by administering payments and various social services to remove social barriers which prevent persons from obtaining/maintaining the basic necessities of life to include safe and decent housing, medical care, nutritious foods and employment status.

Note: Data for this listing was compiled from online sources by UOG social work students enrolled in SW110 Introduction to Community Services on Guam classes (Sections 1 and 2) in the spring semester of 2017.
 

Within the Division of Pubic Welfare:

·         State Office. The mission of the Division of Public Welfare is to promote positive social conditions that contribute toward the attainment of the highest and social well-being for the economically and socially disadvantaged populations within the Territory of Guam.
 
·         The Bureau of Economic Security (BES) plans, organizes, administers, directs and oversees the eligibility determination of the following programs: SNAP, Cash Assistance, Medical Assistance and Child Care Assistance.
 
·         The Bureau of Management Support (BMS) is responsible for implementing and operating quality control and conducting management reviews on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program.
 
·         The Bureau of Health Care Financing Administration (BHCFA) oversees the Medicaid Assistance Program (MAP) and Medically Indigent Program (MIP).
 
·         The Bureau of Social Services Administration (BOSSA) administers various child welfare programs designed to protect children and strengthen families.
 

Victoria

123 Chalan Kareta, Room 242, Mangilao, GUAM, GUAM

1-671-735-7274

1-671-734-7015

Except Government of Guam Holidays

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

08:00 AM

05:00 PM


Except Government of Guam Holidays

Infants, Children, Teens, Adults, Seniors

public health, social services, information & referral, public assistance


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