Centers and Residential Care facilities of the Department of Social Welfare and Development 10 are now being improved by its management to accommodate more clients which have increased this year.

The Regional Haven for Women, a residential facility that accommodate women who are in very difficult circumstances, have expanded its rooms, kitchen and conference rooms to accommodate more women clients in the said residential facility. With the growing number of women who are under the custody of the DSWD, the agency felt the need to also upgrade its building facilities and furniture to ensure that women who are residing in the facility are given a comfortable accommodation and space.

The Home for Girls, which is a residential facility for female minors who are also in very difficult circumstances, is also being improved. Ongoing construction is being done to ensure that more bedrooms are provided for the girl residents. New furniture and appliances are also installed to provide a more conducive environment to the girl residents while they are under the custody of the DSWD.

Ongoing construction, beautification, and upgrading are also being done in the Regional Reception and Study Center for Children, a center that accommodates children 0-6 years old who are under the custody of the DSWD for various cases. New cribs and beds were purchased for the children, while new appliances were also installed to ensure that the children are provided with proper nutrition, and comfortable accommodation.

In Gingoog City, the Regional Rehabilitation Center for Youth, also a facility for children in conflict with the law who were referred by the courts to the DSWD, is now almost complete with its reparation, construction, and expansion. With the increasing number of children in conflict with the law referred to the DSWD, the agency had to expand its room capacity by renovation, purchase of beds, among others.

The said works is targeted to be completed before 2019 ends to ensure that clients who will be referred for custody with the DSWD, are given appropriate and proper interventions by also improving its facilities.

Written by Charmaine P. Tadlas, Regional Information Officer