44 victims of violence seek refuge in DSWD haven  

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BAGUIO CITY  – The Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Regional Haven Home for Women and Girls here has assisted 44 women-victims of violence this year.  Of this total, 27 are new cases while 17 are old cases.

The Regional Haven aims to provide protection and proper intervention/rehabilitation services to women and girls who are victims of violence, abuses and exploitation who are in the ages of 7 to 17 years old and 18 to 59 years old.

Target clientele are women and girls in especially difficult circumstances who are victims of involuntary /forced prostitution, victims of illegal recruitment, battered/abused women, victims of sexual abuse, abandoned/neglected girls/minors and other difficult circumstances.

The home offers a continuum of basic services through a workforce of social workers, psychologist/therapist, houseparents and other professionals who involve clients in creating a nurturing environment wherein trust, self-esteem and healing can take root and grow.

The Regional Haven Home for Women and Girls was established in October 1999 with funding support from the Congressional Spouse Foundation Incorporated and DSWD.  It is a center-based facility  for the Vulnerable, Disadvantaged and Abused Women needing protective custody and pscho-social care.

For information on admission policies, please contact the DSWD-Field Office or call at tel no. 442-7917.

by: Jemimah Hope Ollet, UC Intern

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