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Karidat

Karidat, an affiliate of Catholic Charities is a non-profit organization that is the parent agency for several programs in the CNMI. Karidat's mission is to provide service and advocacy to those in need. Karidat is committed to helping people in the community organize to effectively address their own needs as a collective.

Victim Hotline for Saipan, Tinian, and Rota - 24 Hours

(670) 234-5100

Hours:

Monday-Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday-Sunday: CLOSED

Eligibility:

Anyone seeking assistance from their programs is able to inquire. For more information on any of Karidat programs, please do not hesitate to contact their office.

Fees:

NONE

Documents:

  • Minimum requirements for emergency rental assistance: (one month assistance)
    a) Identification of all those in the household
    b) Company notice of unemployment/reduce hours/furlough/non-renewal
    c) Two latest check stubs for all working members in the household.
    d) Outstanding bills and latest payments receipts to support need for assistnace
    e) Certification of all public benefits received.
    f) Current Landlord Business License
    g) Completed and signed W9 form by the landlord
    h) Copy of signed rental agreement; must be current
    i) Invoice from landlord to indicate which month requesting rental assistance for

    Emergency Rental assistance is upon availability of funding.
     

  • Food Voucher Program (upon availability): must furnish documents to support at least the following two conditions:
    a) Not eligible to receive public assistance.
    b) Proof of reduced hours/furlough/non-renewal.
    c) Obligations exceed income (outstanding bills and latest check stubs)
    d) Unforeseen situation that affects the ability to provide for nutritious food at home.

    Please call the main office to get guidance on other documents to submit. Voucher is upon availability of funding.

Services:

  • Family Services Program (Emergency Rental and Food Pantry/Voucher, Donation Management, Volunteer Services Program, Thrift Shop)

  • Victim Hotline (24-hour confidential hotline for those experiencing domestic violence and other forms of violence, and needing assistance or referrals. Also serves as referral to Guma' Esperansa).

  • Guma' Esperansa (emergency shelter for those fleeing domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence, open 24 hours a day, year round).

  • Victim Assistance Program (to assist those experiencing domestic violence with Temporary Restraining Orders, court accompaniment, case management, and counseling).

  • Sexual Assault Services Program (counseling, intensive case management, supportive services for those who have experienced sexual assault).

  • Transitional housing program for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence -Comprehensive Services for Victims of Human Trafficking (direct and supportive services, and case management for victims of Human Trafficking).

  • Disaster Relief and Response Program (activated after natural disaster)

Other Services:

For other inquiries about services, please call their Main office or visit them at the Sr. Remedios Community Center, 3119 Chalan Kanoa Drive- Monday to Friday, 8:00-4:00pm

The community resource directory information is up to date to the best of our knowledge. However, you should always call the provider to confirm this information and make an appointment. Be sure to confirm payment information with the provider, if payment is required. We do not rate, recommend or endorse any agency. We simply provide information as a public service. (Information from 211info.org)

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