A. FAMILY AND COMMUNITY WELFARE PROGRAM
1. FAMILY LIFE DEVELOPMENT:
· Parent Effectiveness
Description: This is the provision and expansion of knowledge and skills of parents and others involved in child caring, on early childhood development, health care, behavior management, improving the husband-wife relationship and parenting rights and duties.
Target Clients: This service is for fathers and mothers, surrogate parents, guardians and caretakers of 0-6 years old children who lack knowledge and skills on effective parenting.
· Responsible Parenthood
Description: This refers to counseling on the values of child spacing and planned family size as well as the resolution of psychological barriers to the practice of child spacing and family planning.
Target Clients: The service is for couples of reproductive age who lack appreciation of the value of child spacing and planned family size.
· Marriage Counselling
Description: This service is counselling on preparing for conjugal and family life, how to handle marital adjustment problems/differences, how to enrich marital relationship and on deciding about legal separation.
Target Clients: This service is addressed to:
– Engaged couples applying for a marriage license or engaged couples who lack preparations for conjugal and family life.
– Married couples with adjustment problems, desiring for enrichment of relationship and those who are going through trial separation period having filed for legal separation.
Schedule of conduct of pre-marriage counseling:
– Every first Tuesday and third Tuesday of the month
· Family Casework
Description: This refers to the counseling of families who are unable to cope with crisis situations which result to the dysfunctioning or disorganization of the family.
Target Clients: This service is addressed to families who are unable to cope with crisis situations such as abandonment, chronic illness.
2. COMMUNITY ORGANIZING
· Social Welfare Structures Development
Target Clients: This service is for communities where there are no organized or active social welfare groups that address community social problems in a systematic and organized manner.
· Community Volunteers Resource Development
Target Clients: This service is for communities without an organized pool of volunteers and leaders who can respond to social welfare needs and problems with appropriate knowledge and skills.
B. CHILD AND YOUTH WELFARE PROGRAM
· Day Care Service
– is the provision of supplemental parental care to a 0-6 year old child who may be neglected, potentially neglected, abused, exploited or abandoned during part of the day when parents cannot attend to his need. The Day Care Service can be extended in various forms through the Day Care Center, Child Minding Center, Family Day Care and the Supervised Neighborhood Play.
It provides opportunities for the local development of the child through various early childhood care and development activities. Through day care service, the child’s growth is monitored and also signs of neglect or abuse are identified.
1. Children below 7 years old whose parents are unable or incapable to care for them under any of the following circumstances:
a.Both parents work and/or no responsible adult is left to look after the children.
b.Mothers spend most of their time caring for younger children and doing household chores.
c.Parents are not emotionally prepared for parenthood, thus, cannot take care of their children.
d.Parents are ill.
e.With impatient, abusive and neglectful parents or caretaker/worker.
2. Those who lack opportunities for intellectual and social simulation.
3. Those who are shy and which shyness can be overcome by group experiences.
4. Those who although malnourished are free from communicable disease.
· Supplemental Feeding
– This refers to the provision of supplemental food assistance to Below normal level (BNL) and Below normal very low BNVL) (non-medical) underweight pre-school children as an immediate and direct intervention to improve their nutritional status and prevent any permanent physical and mental retardation.
Target Clients: 2-6 yrs. old underweight children not assisted by other agencies implementing supplemental feeding.
· Peer Group Service (Personality &amp;amp;amp;amp; Leadership Development, Productivity Skills Dev’t)
– refers to opportunities provided to out-of-school youth who are members of the Pag-asa Youth Association (PYA) to enable them to engage in worthwhile and productive activities for their social, economic, physical, spiritual and mental development to become contributing members of the community. It is preventive and developmental in approach and is implemented through its social interventions.
· Life enrichment workshop
– refers to capability building trainings to children in conflict with the law for them to engage in wholesome activities for their psycho -social development and rehabilitation.
· Educational Assistance
– provision of limited assistance for the school needs of indigent children who are interested to pursue their studies whose parents can hardly afford to finance their educational needs.
Target Clients: indigent children who will enroll as first year high school
Series of sessions conducted to victims/survivors of abuse, children in conflict with the law, children in need of special protection for healing and rehabilitation.
· Referral for Protective Custody and Rehabilitation
Refers to temporary placement of a victim/survivor of abuse, children in need of special protection for healing and rehabilitation.
C. EMERGENCY WELFARE PROGRAM
1. Relief &amp;amp;amp;amp; Rehabilitation
· Disaster Relief
Description: This refers to the provision of timely 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, emotional and moral Support thru: efficient and effective management of evacuation center/ Institution; provision of Ready-to-Eat/mass feeding; crisis debriefing Sessions and; provision of financial/material assistance.
– Victims of natural and man-made disasters
– Relocated and newly resettled squatters and cultural communities
· Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
CISD is adopted to provide direct psychologic intervention for victims of disaster, It is a group session which allows the ventilation and sharing experiences, feelings, and reaction during the critical incident (disaster), as well as the sharing and discussion of the various coping skills so that the persons used in reducing his stress. It further allows the formulation of contingency plans so that life will go on.
Target Clients: Disaster victims, natural and man-made disaster who are in state of shock.
· Food for Work/Emergency Cash Assistance
Description: This refers to the provision of food or cash as a Replacement for the temporary loss of income of the distressed/displaced Individuals in exchange for the services they render while undertaking or Participating in restorative and rehabilitative as well as in mitigation and Preparedness activities that will increase their capacity to cope with future Hazards.
Target Clients: Potentially at risk, disaster victims and other distressed and Displaced individuals/families whose income are below the food threshold and are undertaking restoration, rehabilitative, mitigation and preparedness activities either in restoring or reconstructing damaged dwelling units, community projects that would improve capability of the individuals, families and communities to cope with disastrous effects of natural and man-made hazards.
· Emergency Shelter Assistance
This refers to the provision of limited financial and material assistance to help families construct/repair their houses which are partially or totally destroyed by natural or man-made disasters. To ensure its effectiveness, it involves social preparation/mobilization of beneficiaries and the community.
1. Families whose monthly income is below the food threshold of P1,400 for family of six in urban areas or P1,200 in rural areas.
2. Those whose houses were partially destroyed by natural or man-made disasters and have limited resources to repair their shelter units.
3. Those whose houses were totally destroyed but do not meet the criteria for core shelter.
4. Those whose partially destroyed houses to be repaired are not located in high risk such as shorelines, river banks, near the dam and lying areas which are easily flooded.
Description: This refers to the provision of limited financial and/ or material assistance to support the planned and purposive return to the place of origin of disaster victims, distressed and displaced individuals/ families, where the opportunities to improve their well-being are available
&amp;amp;amp;gt; Assistance to individual in Crisis Situation:
– provision of limited assistance, in cash or in kind, to individuals/families who are hampered to function normally because of socio-economic difficulty. The nature of difficulty is usually short term and emergency in nature, thus the assistance is on a one shot deal basis.
Persons/Families in crisis due ailments, sudden loss of income, ejected squatters
Families whose bread earner or other members died and cannot afford burial expenses.
Stranded persons due to natural and man-made disasters and other unforeseen incidents.
D. WOMEN WELFARE PROGRAM
· Productivity Skills/Livelihood Development
Refers to the provision of opportunities for women to acquire gainful occupation /livelihood through practical skills development and basic business management skills, provision of capital assistance for income generating project.
Target Clients: Socially disadvantaged women ages 18-59 years old with limited or no skills/income to support their basic needs and/or augment family income.
· Community Participation Development
Description: refers to the mobilization of women for them to be able to relate and interact with other women in the community over common interests and concerns affecting women’s welfare resulting in community-level actions in relation to them.
Target Clients: Socially disadvantaged women ages 18-59 with limited or no skills to enable them to participate in community affairs.
· Self-Enhancement Skills/Capacity Dev’t
Description: Self-enhancement capacity development of women- refers to the provision of opportunities for the improvement of the women as human being/persons, including the enhancement of their self-image through the discovery and understanding of their potentials and capacities leading to change/acquisition of appropriate values and attitudes about themselves, their families and the larger community and environment.
Target Clients: Socially disadvantaged women ages 18-59 who have low self-esteem- refers to women who have poor self-perception and lack the self-confidence to relate with others and therefore are not able to realize their potentials.
· Counselling Sessions:
Sessions conducted to women victims of abuse, women in especially difficult circumstances for healing and rehabilitation.
Target Clients: Women victims of abuse, women in especially difficult circumstances.
E. SENIOR CITIZENS/PERSONS W/ DISABILITIES WELFARE PROGRAM
· Assistance for Physical Restoration
A service which involves helping the persons with disabilities and senior citizens attain maximum improvement of their physical residual capacities to facilitate integration to family and community life.
Target Clients: Persons with disabilities and senior citizens who lack financial resources for prosthetic devices, medical intervention, and those with psychological barriers or misconceptions related to restorative procedures and use of prosthetic devices.
· Special Social Services for Elderly
Provision of opportunities for income generating projects, socio-cultural, sports and recreational activities, formation of self-help and interest groups, referral for medical interventions and volunteer work with children, youth, women, family and community.
Target clients: Senior citizens who are recipients of services and senior citizens who are resource providers.
· Disability Prevention Information Campaign
This is a series of sessions to parents, women, youth, senior citizens designed to raise the level of awareness regarding the causes and effects of disabling conditions and encourage the practice of disability prevention.
F. Livelihood Development Program:
· Self-employment assistance
Provision of capital assistance to individuals, groups for income generating projects/micro enterprise. This is being implemented through a loan scheme and interest free.
Target Clients: Disadvantaged women, out of school youths, unemployed family heads, senior citizens, persons with disabilities.