Uplift Counseling Services is a program of WestCare Paciﬁc Islands (WPI), a non-proﬁt organization established to provide a wide spectrum of quality health and human services For individuals, families and communities in need throughout Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Republic of Palau, and Federated States of Micronesia.
Other Programs of WestCare Paciﬁc Islands include:
|GUAHAN Project is the region’s first AIDS Service Organization (ASO) and provides free and confidential HIV and STI testing, counseling, and referral for individuals seeking to know their status. Our certified Risk Reduction Counselors are available to provide the test during a single session visit at our office or at another site upon request. This program also facilitates community outreach and education to reduce the shame and stigma associated with HIV/AIDS. GUAHAN Project maintains partnership and is supported by the Guam Department of Public Health & Social Services – HIV/STI Program.|
|Project Isa-Ta, or “our rainbow” in Chamoru, offers prevention-based training to Guam’s youth, increasing their capacities in making positive choices, becoming leaders in our community, and engaging in pro-social activities. Isa-Ta offers evidence-based approach that are gender-responsive and age appropriate programming with its focus on students in grades 6th thru 8th. This project is funded through the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) Grant administered by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) with the US Department of Health & Human Services (US-HHS).|
|Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program provides supportive services for low or very low-income veteran families residing in or transitioning to permanent housing. Our services are deigned to increase the housing stability of veteran families that are at-risk of or experiencing homelessness. This program is funded through the United States Department of Veteran Affairs (VA).|
|Spark provides fun and educational workshops that foster healthy relationships and increase the bond between couples. Our training builds upon each couple’s strengths and teaches critical life and relationship skills. By enhancing positive communication, learning how to get through hard times, and adding fun into their relationship couples in the program create a more stable future together. This program is funded and part of the Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood (HMRF) initiative led by the US Department of Health & Human Services (US-HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF).|
|Technical Assistance through building capacity and encouraging the empowerment of our pacific people is a major thrust of the work that is being done through individual and group work, training, consultation, community awareness and program development. WPI continues to seek out and be open to partnerships in Guam and the pacific for those interested in volunteering, making contributions of services, goods or funding or to collaborate in developing new programs that will assist in meeting the needs of the varied populations in our island communities.|