Department of Public Health and Social Services - Bureau of Social Services Administration – Division of Public Welfare

Department of Public Health and Social Services - Bureau of Social Services Administration – Division of Public Welfare

Phone: 1-671-475-2653
Fax: 1-671-477-0500
Types of Services Offered: Child Support & Advocacy
Category: Government Local

The BOSSA administers various child welfare programs designed to protect children and strengthen families. Services provided are funded and regulated primarily by the federal government and applicable local laws. BOSSA’s mission is to provide quality protective services to children and strengthen their families.

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.

o   The Child Protective Services Section is made up of the Intake Unit, the Crisis Intervention Unit, the Investigation Unit and the Case Management Unit.
o   The Family Services Section consists of the Family Preservation Unit and the Support Services Unit.
o   The Administration Services Section is responsible for maintaining case and administrative files, procuring supplies and materials, personnel management and providing administration and clerical support.
o   The Home Evaluation & Placement Services Section consists of the Adoption & Home Study Services Unit, Licensing/Certification, Child Care Facilities & Family Foster Homes Unit, and Foster Care
o   The Program Management Section is responsible for the development of policies and procedures and the monitoring and evaluation of programs, coordination of staff training and development, and fiscal operations.



Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

08:00 AM

05:00 PM

Except Government of Guam Holidays


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