Bonaire started website and hotline for advice
Oktober 29, 2021
Bonaire started a website and hotline for domestic violence, child abuse and elder abuse: Giuami. Guiami provides tailored advice, assistance and support.
The people who work at Guiami are trained professionals who use a strict protocol to gain an insight into reports. They serve as the front-office, so to speak. They provide advice and support to victims, perpetrators, family, bystanders, and professionals in all cases of domestic violence or child abuse.
The provided advice, assistance, or support is determined by the nature of the report. This is sometimes delivered in cooperation with various aid organisations on the island. This means it is possible to offer tailor-made support.
Chain of emergency aid
Guiami is an initiative of the public entity Society & Care and cooperates with:
- Centre for Youth and Families
- Care and Youth Caribbean Netherlands
- Care and Safety House
- Guardianship Council CN
- Dutch Caribbean Police Force
- Victim Support Agency
- Public Prosecutions Office
- Mental Health Caribbean
- Integral District Approach
- Social Support and Labour
- Probation Office Foundation
- Krusada Foundation
They together provide advice and support to victims, perpetrators, family, bystanders, and professionals in all cases of domestic violence or child abuse. The website is in Papiamentu, English and Dutch.