Social Welfare

MISSION

To provide social protection and promote the rights and welfare of the poor, vulnerable and the disadvantaged individual, family and community through programs, projects and services implemented with or through GOs, NGOs and Pos.

VISION

A society where the poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals, families and communities are empowered for an improved quality of life.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

  • To intensify livelihood thru productive undertakings and income generating projects.
  • To strengthen the family as the key factor in the micro approach to social development.
  • To reinforce capability building of the socially disadvantaged women.
  • To strengthen welfare services for the care, protection and rehabilitation of children and youth.
  • To enhance the social and vocational skills development for disabled persons and the elderly.
  • To provide timely assistance to disaster victims and strengthen the programs on disaster mitigation and rehabilitation.

Family Welfare Program

Disadvantaged families, these includes parents, surrogate parents, solo parents who belong to the low-income group, families with problems in relationships, unemployed family heads and other needy adults.

This program is intended to assist socially disadvantaged families to develop their capability in defining needs and formulating solutions to bring about desired social changes.

TARGET BENEFICIARIES

 

SERVICES

  • Parent Effectiveness Service- It is the provision of knowledge and skills to parents on early childhood enrichment, health care, husband-wife and parent-child relationship and responsible parenthood in order to enable parents to adequately rear an d inculcate positive satisfying husband-wife as well as parent-children relationship and develop social consciousness of family members.
  • Marriage Counselling Service- is both preventive and developmental with the goal of promoting healthy marriages and Reducing the risk of marriage breakdown
  • it is a process which assist couples desiring to get married and married couples develop an understanding of the nature of marriage, family life and a rational attitude and behavior towards marriage life situations
  • It is undertaken through group counselling as a method in its pre-marriage counselling intervention to assist would be married couples from 18 to 25 years old applying for marriage license as a requirement pursuant to the provisions of Article 16 under the Family Code of the Philippines
  • Family Casework – This refers to counselling of families unable to cope with crisis situations, which may eventually lead to family dysfunction or disorganization.
    - This is also an opportunity to help resolve family conflict by bringing together through counselling the troubled and significant family members.
  • Responsible Parenthood – It is the provision of counselling on Service child spacing, planned family size and resolution of psycho-social barriers affecting couples in planning their families
  • Social Services for Solo – This refers to counselling service to Parents to help them resolve conflict and depression brought about by the loss or absence of their spouses.

Woman’s Welfare Program


This program aims to promote the welfare of disadvantaged women giving special attention to the prevention, eradication of exploitation of women in any form, including prostitution, illegal recruitment, as well as promotion of skills for employment and self-actualization.

TARGET BENEFICIARIES

Socially disadvantaged women – these include women who have no access to/limited opportunity for education, maternal and child care, livelihood, self-enhancement, and community participation, thus, deterring them from participation in development.
Women in especially difficult circumstances such as:

- victims of involuntary prostitution

- victims of illegal recruitment

- women in detention

- battered/ abused women

SERVICES

  • Social Communication Development Skills – The enhancement of basic communication skills of women to enable them to express their thoughts, ideas and feelings. These involve knowledge acquisition and knowledge transfer.
  • Maternal and Child Care – provision of knowledge and skills, teaching of values on self-care, care of children and family, nutrition education and environmental sanitation focusing on the use of sanitary toilet and proper refuse disposal, usage of herbal plants as well as value of backyard gardens, livestock and aquaculture through linkages with community resources both government offices (GOs) and non-government offices (NGOs).
  • Self-Enhancement – provision of opportunities for empowerment of women to discover their strength and limitations, and to develop and enrich their potential based on their needs and aspirations.
  • Community-Participation -mobilization of women to create opportunities to relate and interact with other women in the community. This is done through the organization of interest groups designed to manage and sustain group activities, participate in wider community undertakings, raise issues and concerns affecting women’s welfare, and initiate actions on these issues at the community levels.
  • Development Skills Counselling – provision of opportunities for women and to resolve their own problems relationship by identifying their strength and weaknesses towards more effective social functioning.

Community Welfare Program


This program is intended to assist socially disadvantaged communities in developing their capability in defining needs and formulating solutions as well as setting up viable community structures, which bring about desired social change.

TARGET BENEFICIARIES
Socially depressed barangays/communities.

SERVICES

  • Social Preparation for People’s Participation – It promotes and heightens community members’ awareness of the situation in their community to be able to analyze problems, prioritize their needs and formulate community development goals.
  • Community Mobilization – It involves participatory efforts Service directed at eliciting action of the community in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of community projects in response to a community need/problem.
  • Community Volunteer – It involves training of community Resource Development volunteers on participatory leadership and volunteerism and develop their competence in the performance of specific roles and functions in community projects and activities.
  • Social Welfare Structures – It refers to the formation of functional Development Service groups composed of individuals, families and neighborhoods that will initiate community action on community problems in an organized and systematic manner.

Emergency Assistance Program


This program is intended to provide relief, restoration and rehabilitation service to victims of natural calamities and social disorganization, as well as prepare people and the community to cope with disasters and to prevent loss of lives and properties.

TARGET BENEFICIARIES

Disaster victims (both natural and man made) and other distressed and displaced groups as well as individuals in crisis situation.

SERVICES

  • Critical Incident Stress – It is a stress management strategy Debriefing designed to assist disaster victims/vulnerable individuals in dealing positively with emotional effects of a traumatic experience.
  • Emergency/Disaster Relief – It is the provision and appropriate assistance to help alleviate the conditions/situations of distressed/displaced individuals/families and those who are victims of disaster and are in need of food, clothing, temporary shelter and other emergency requirements thru the efficient and effective management of evacuation center/institution; provision of Ready-to-Eat/mass feeding; and provision of financial/material assistance.
  • Disaster Mitigation and Preparedness- It is the provision of interventions aim at reducing the actual or probable effects of a threatening hazard on man and his environment and limiting impact of a disaster by structuring the response effecting a quick and orderly reaction to it.
  • Emergency Shelter Assistance- It is the provision of limited financial and material assistance to help families construct/repair their houses which were partially or totally destroyed by natural or man-made disasters.
  • Assistance to Individual in Crisis Situation – It is the provision of limited assistance, in cash or in kind, to individuals/families who are hampered to function normally because of socio-economic difficulties. The nature of difficulty is usually short term and emergency in nature, thus the assistance is on a one shot deal basis.
  • Supplemental Feeding – It is the provision of supplemental food assistance to nutritionally depressed barangays and to moderately and severely (non-medical) underweight pre-school children as an immediate direct intervention to improve their nutritional status and prevent any permanent physical and mental retardation.
  • Food for Work/Cash for – It is the provision of food or cash to disaster victims/displaced or distressed persons in exchange for their services or involvement in undertaking restoration and rehabilitation activities.

Senior Citizens & Persons with Disabilities Program


This refers to the provision of services on disability prevention, rehabilitation and equalization of opportunities for physically, mentally and socially disabled persons in order to enhance their capability to attain a more meaningful, productive and satisfying way of life and ultimately become self reliant and contributing members of the society.

TARGET BENEFICIARIES

Physically disabled and mentally disabled.
Senior Citizens – 60 yrs. old & above

SERVICES

  • Information Dissemination – This refers to a series of activities designed on Disability Prevention to raise the level of awareness of individuals and families on the causes and effects of disabling conditions and encourages the practice of disability prevention.
  • Assistance for Physical Restoration Service – It is a service designed to help the elderly and persons with disabilities attain maximum improvement of their physical residual capacities to facilitate integration to family and community life.
  • Self and Social Enhancement Service – This refers to activities designed to assist persons with disabilities and senior citizens develop self-acceptance and positive self-image through provision of opportunities for socialization, membership in organizations, creative expression and active participation in community life.
  • Special Social Services for Senior Citizens – These are services designed to assist the elderly: who need physical, psychological and vocational services; and who are physically, socially and economically well-off but do not have opportunities to share their time, talent and resources.

Projects


  • Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (CIDSS)
    It is a Presidential Flagship and the Department of Social Welfare & Development major pro- poor program. CIDSS addresses the Minimum Basic Needs (MBN) of disadvantaged families and communities and other special groups to enable then to access social services, encourage community participation and local governance.
  • SELF-EMPLOYMENT Assistance – Kaunlaran (SEA-K)
    It is a community- based micro – financing project, which builds capabilities of people’s organization to self-administer a socialized credit preparation scheme. Components include social preparation, capital assistance, savings mobilization and access to other social services.
  • Productivity Skills Capability Building for Disadvantaged Women (PSCB)
    The project seeks to provide skills training to disadvantaged women, which will enable them to engage in gainful occupation either through self – employment, open employment to contribute to the family income.
    Trainings conducted : sewing craft (high- speed sewing) baking food processing, cosmetology.
  • Tuloy Aral Walang Sagabal (TAWAG)
    Provides services that hasten the integration of 3-6 years old children with disabilities into Day Care Service Program and Special Regular Schools for those who are out-of – school due to their disability.
  • Senior Citizen Center
    The Center is located at Poblacion, Talisay City, Cebu which serve as a venue where older person can get together to meet their mutual needs, The establishment of Senior Citizens Center is mandated in RA 7876 and it is managed by the Federation of Senior Citizens Association of the Philippines (FSCAP) Talisay City chapter.
  • Multi-Disciplinary Team Strategy (MTS)
    This is the provision of immediate intervention through team approach composed of doctor, police officer and social worker to vulnerable children and those victims of child abuse, neglect and exploitation.
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