Programs & Services

The management shall direct and coordinate the task of the different services in achieving the objectives of the Institution. It shall also be responsible in conducting the administrative services which include reception, public relation and registration. It shall maintain and operate the following: records, property and general services.

The management shall oversees all the house operations and ensure that standard quality is observed in general office procedures and facilitate effective and efficient delivery of services.

Home Life / Group Living Experience

Children are provided with basic needs such as comfortable shelter, clothing, food, and medical health care and educational opportunities. Children are trained to perform household chores and other task in the home. They interact with different ages and sexes and develop new interest and skills that will help them gain self confidence and acceptance by others.

The children's institution is located close to public school and public transportation and in the community where hospital, churches, clinics, libraries, recreational and cultural facilities are accessible and where children and the staff may have essential family and community contacts. It is a residential house, a 3-storey with penthouse. The first floor occupies play ground, kitchen and dining room. At the second floor are the office of the social worker and staff, the receiving area and the library. The third floor are separate dormitories for boys and girls.

Activity group

Activity group should be planned to allow children to interact with different ages and sexes and to develop new interest and skills that will help them gain self confidence and acceptance by others. Children should be given a choice to join or not in the activity group. It is larger than the living group and permits the child who is not ready for active participation to become part of the group at his own pace.

Daily living Experience

While group care is not intended to produce family life, it provides experience to children that the family provides to meet their physical, emotional and social need and to help them meet the expectation of social living. Such experience should be corrective of previous unsatisfactory experience.

Personal Care

Each child should have daily care that meets his individual needs, and the sufficient individual attention so that he/she is not lost in the group. He should have the personal help that he needs at times like dressing, grooming, getting ready for school, going to bed and etc. When he is sick and upset, he should have special attention and comforting as needed. Each child should be helped to assume responsibility for caring for himself, when he is able. The child needs an adult caring for him with whom he can develop a relationship and whom he can feel is concerned about his well- being.

Work / Assignments

Each child should be given daily and weekly chores, assigned in accordance with his age, health, interest, ability and readiness so that he will learn to assume responsibility. Each child should participate in selection of assignments and have chance to become familiar with a variety of tasks. They should have made to understand why the work must be done and able to feel a sense of achievements.

Recreation and other Activities

  • The recreational program should offer a wide range of both indoor and outdoor activities in which participation can be encouraged and motivated rather than regimented on the basis of individual interest and needs.
  • These activities are varied to provide children with choices and for them to find enjoyment, wholesome experience, success and gain self confidence.
  • Observance of birthdays and holidays should be planned to add enjoyment to institutional living and to provide occasions to which children can look forward to.

Spiritual and Values Formation

  • Spiritual enrichment is a vital part of the life in every individual, thus the institution faithfully follows the following regular schedules: Sunday Masses, monthly confession, catechesis, bible sharing and vocation orientation.
  • community participation is allowed to older children like going with the Sisters in house visitation and giving food stuffs to very destitute families.

Social Services

  • The agency shall provide necessary social service to prepare the child for his return to his family.
  • Casework should be used in helping the individual and his parents, if any, to receive and make use of the total service to meet their needs and bring about changes in their social and emotional problems; and as a method of direct treatment of problems in social functioning.
  • The caseworker should help the child in accepting institutional care and in making use of the group living experience to the best of his ability.

Educational Services

Children of school age are enrolled in formal school at a nearby public school. The social worker provides necessary information about the child to the teachers in order to help them understand the children and ensure support from the school authorities.

Health Services

Meeting the health needs of children living in institution requires nutritious food/menus that are prepared for each meal. Every child should have complete physical examination annually. Regular medical and dental services of children should be done as recommended by the physician.