TAHANAN STA. LUISA INC.

Annual Report 2012

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INTRODUCTION – c/o Ma’am Mercy
Tahanan Sta. Luisa Inc is a Crisis Intervention and Recovery Center that responds to the needs of street girls and addresses the impact of sexual and/or physical abuse and trauma on adolescent street girls brought about by traumatic experiences. The shelter provides therapeutic residential care programs and services administered by a team of registered social workers, part-time psychiatrists and psychologists, trained child care staff and qualified program support staff. The programs and services are geared toward the healing and recovery of the girls, and prepare them for eventual reunification with their families or relatives when feasible. In most cases, referrals to other long-term recovery centers are done to help them prepare for independent living. As we continue our work and welcome the year 2013, we would like to share the highlights of our programs and services for the past year, 2012. We recognize and are most thankful for the commitment and dedication of our generous donors, selfless volunteers, partner government and non-government organizations, schools, corporations, and our Board of Directors. Together, we have made an impact and touched the lives of the street girls, especially those who have been victim of abuse.

Mercy Cabrillas Center Director

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I. STATISTICS
Total Number of Girls Served from January to December 2012 Number of Girls Served from January to December 2012, per Quarter
QRTR NEW OLD DISCHARGED LEGAL CASES TOTAL IN SHELTER TOTAL SERVED

41

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4

5 7 7 4

17 16 20 21

6 2 6 4

0 0 0 0

16 21 21 21

22 23 27 25

Number of Girls discharged from January to December 2012 Category of Discharge Referred to Other Long Term Centers Returned to Family Returned to Referring Party Left without Permission TOTAL Q1 2 1 1 1 5 Q2 1 2 2 0 5 Q3 0 1 1 4 6 Q4 0 1 3 0 4 TOTAL 3 5 7 5 20

20

Total Number of Re-admissions from January to December 2012 Age Range Age
7 8 9

5

Jan-Mar ‘11
1 1 0

April-June ‘11 July-Sept ‘11 Oct-Dec ‘11
0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0

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10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 23

1 2 4 1 4 2 2 2 1 1

1 1 3 4 6 5 0 2 0 1

1 2 2 8 4 4 2 2 0 1

0 3 3 4 6 2 3 2 0 1

Total / Quarter

22

25

27

25

Client Category CATEGORY SC/SA SC/A SC/PA SC/SA/PA SC/SA/PA/SAb SC/SA/SAb SC/SA/A SC/PA/SAb CB/SA SC/SA/CICL SC/SAb/N SA/SAb/SA/PA/N SC/PA/A SC/PA/N Total Q1 2 1 2 2 2 6 2 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 22 Q2 4 0 7 0 3 2 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 23 Q3 7 0 7 0 3 2 4 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 27 Q4 4 0 3 0 4 2 3 0 1 1 0 6 0 1 25

SA PA P SC CB N SAb A CICL

Sexually Abused Physically Abused Prostituted Street Children Community Based Neglected Substance Abuse Abandoned Children in Conflict with The Law

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II. CASE MANAGEMENT
Admissions For 2012, there were a total of twelve (12) newly admitted girls referred by partner organizations (both government and non-government). Of the twelve new admissions, ten (10) were referred by street educators of Childhope Asia Philippines. Referrals/Reunification/Discharge There were eleven (11) girls discharged this year for varied reasons, three of which were returned to their families, and five of them left the center without permission. 45% of them have chosen to reunite with their families. There were four (4) referrals to other centers for 2012. Two girls were referred to ACAY in Balanga City, Bataan for long-term placement. One girl was referred to SOS Manila, another girl was referred to St. Mary’s in Tagaytay City. Home Visitations The social workers were able to facilitate two hundred eight (208) home visits aimed at the following: 1) To review the girl’s family background; 2) To observe family relationships; 3) To assess the home environment for possible family re-integration; 4) To strengthen family relationships through counseling; 5) To provide the opportunity to re-establish the relationship of the child with her family. Some of the girls preferred to go to the mall with the assigned social worker while those without a mother or both parents visited for two days at the monitoring board member’s residence in Paco, Manila. After Care Services and Follow-ups Eight (8) girls previously referred to other centers continued to be visited and monitored by their social worker as part of their after care services. Four girls (4) who were referred to other longer term Centers in Bataan, Tagaytay and Alabang were monitored for their performance in formal schools. The Center provided toiletries and school supplies such as school uniforms, shoes, bags and materials to three of the girls.

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Three girls (3) were followed up through phone or home visits by the Center Director. The social workers coordinate with the street educator (SE) for updates on a girl who was reported to be seen in his area in Divisoria/Baseco area.

III. PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
A. Home Life Assistance Residential care All street girls admitted to the Center were assisted in a substitute “home life/ home care” environment. All girls were provided with their basic needs such as food, clothing, medicines, shelter and loving substitute parental care. All girls are taught proper hygiene, household chores and good manners and right conduct. Their daily activities which include doing household chores are closely supervised and monitored by the program and childcare staff with the help of some volunteers. The challenges and learning opportunities that the girls A childcare staff (house parent) teaches and the girls in doing household encounter during activities and residential life are processed supervises chores such as cooking meals by the Center’s social workers to allow each girl opportunities to develop and apply skills and experience growth in their journey toward recovery from the trauma they have experienced from sexual and physical abuse. Health and Dental Services The following medical and dental services were also provided to meet the specific needs of each girl: 1. Psychiatric consultations and treatment. 2. Psychological evaluations and sessions conducted by two part time clinical psychologists and psychologists of Metropolitan Hospital 3. Chest X-ray and PTB medications for those who needed treatment. To ensure full recovery, the girls who needed medication were sent for regular check-ups. 4. Pedia OB Gyne check up 5. Tooth Extraction, 6. Medical Consultation, Emergency Room Services and hospital confinement.

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The girls were sent for medical and dental services to the following hospitals/ clinics/ institutions: 1. 2. 3. 4. Philippine Children’s Medical Center Philippine Heart Center Best Diagnostic Laboratory Veterans Medical Memorial Hospital 5. Clinic of Dr. Paulito Lim 6. East Avenue Medical Center 7. National Center for mental Health

The girls received free medical services Psychiatric services East Avenue Medical Center, National Center for Mental Health and Philippine Children’s Medical Center. 1. Dr. Harvey Carpio, a medical doctor from Childhope Asia Philippines provided voluntary medical check-up once a month at the Center. Psychological and Psychiatric Service All abused street girls under the care of the Center were provided with appropriate psychological and psychiatric consultation and treatment by the Center’s social workers and a team of part time clinical psychologists and psychiatrists. The types of Psychological and Psychiatric Services provided by TSL and the number of street girls who were assisted are reflected in the table below: Types of Services Provided Number of Girls Assisted Individual Counseling 33 Group Counseling / Group Meeting 33 Psychological Evaluation 5 Individual Therapy Session 27 Group Therapy Session 27 Group Dynamics 27 Psychiatric Evaluation / Psychiatric Consultation and 23 treatment

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Individual and Group counseling sessions and group meetings were conducted by the Center Director and social workers among the girls to facilitate closer communication and resolution of conflicts, if there are any or to prepare some of the girls for transfer to other centers. Counseling sessions facilitate better communication among the girls, resolution of conflicts and to process difficulties and current changes in their lives. The girls also participate in adjunctive therapy sessions conducted within the Center. All girls attended drama therapy workshops conducted once a week by a volunteer facilitator. Five girls were taught to play the guitar.

Girls hand paint t-shirt during one session of art therapy.

B. Educational Assistance Non formal education/ Alternative Learning System (ALS) Regular classes were conducted for all the learners attending the Non Formal Education - Alternative Learning System in the center. Levels of Literacy for the year of 2012 (total number served as per end of each quarter): Educational Level Secondary Advanced Elementary Lower Elementary Basic Literacy QTR 1 4 7 5 7 QTR 2 7 4 2 6 QTR 3 1 10 4 5 QTR 4 1 10 4 5

Tutorial lessons were conducted by the school teacher, students from partner schools and individual volunteers. Accreditation and Equivalency (A&E) examination on October 17, 2012 was taken by five of the girls regularly attending the ALS. The results will be announced in 2013.

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Alternative education sessions were conducted by resource and volunteer facilitators among the girls at the Center to help them learn more about their rights, develop life goals and positive behavior, gain knowledge on how to protect themselves from abuse. The following are the topics on Alternative Education conducted in the Center included: UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Adolescent Sexuality, Skills for Life, Values Education and Gender Sensitivity. National Museum Values Education and Spiritual Formation The girls continuously offered their morning praise, sharing and reflection and evening prayers which were closely monitored by Social Worker/house Parent on duty. The girls also attend Sunday Mass either at the parish church inside the village or at St. Peter church. A part-time resource person on Catechesis and Values formation conducts twice-a-week sessions to prepare girls to receive the sacraments of initiation and to guide girls to sustain their relationship with God and with others. Attendance in these sessions is all on a voluntary basis. The girls attended healing mass in Christ the King Seminary every first Saturday of the month and occasionally in Buklod ng Pag-ibig.

C. Socio-cultural Assistance Sports and recreational activities The Center continues to facilitate sports and recreation services among all girls at the Center. These activities aim to promote fun and relaxation among the girls and are provided in partnership with various individual, student and corporate volunteers and partner donors and organizations. Among the sports and recreational activities conducted were as follows 1. Soccer lessons at the Village Court 2. Badminton in the Center 3. Fiipino Games (Patintero etc.) 4. Two-day spiritual retreat at a secluded convent in Quezon City 5. Valleyball at the Village Court.

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D. Livelihood assistance Skill training and Income Generating Project (IGP) The ALS Instructional Manager, Center’s social worker and MAPEH teacher (Music, Arts, Physical Education and Health) and individual and corporate volunteers facilitated different skills training and income generating projects among all the girls. One donor of Tahanan Sta. Luisa paid for the services of a sewing teacher, who conducts sewing classes three times a week. The girls are taught how to sew cloth bags, rags and basic clothes. Adjunctive Therapy sessions under the supervision of a volunteer artist also became an income generating session as the girls computed ar works.

IV. VOLUNTEER SERVICES
This year, more than five hundred individual local volunteers and several fulltime foreign volunteer conducted indoor and outdoor activities for the girls. These volunteers who were mostly students from partner schools and personnel of a partner corporation conducted activities that included skills trainings and workshops, socializations, tutorial sessions, get-togethers, arts and crafts, sports and recreation and private parties. Skills Acquired by the Girls through Volunteers 1. Voice Lessons from a professional voice coach 2. Arts and Crafts (greeting cards, mask painting, bracelet making) 3. New dance steps and songs 4. Basic Math Skills through Tutorial Sessions 5. Basic English Skills through Tutorial Sessions 6. Teambuilding through games 7. T-shirt painting 8. Soap making 9. Guitar Playing 10. Pro-Social Skills

Trainings/ Seminars and Demonstrations 1. Basic Social Etiquette 2. Theater Arts Workshop 3. Dance Workshop 4. Sessions on Rights of Children, Gender Sensitivity, Adolescent Behavior and Protective Behavior and Skills for Life

V. RESOURCE MOBILIZATION
Donations in cash and in kind were received from individuals, organizations and corporations. Monetary
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and in-kind donations were received from international and local donors: Five (5) International Donors, and one hundred thirty nine (139) local / individual / corporate / foundations / organizations Donors. Tahanan Sta Luisa was placed as the second most liked NGO for students and professionals from The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and other European country through our close relations with World Activity Philippines and Kulture Life International.

Management and Safekeeping of Donations Donations of dried food and canned goods are stocked in the stock room for safe keeping. These help to meet the high cost of food requirements of the girls. The staff distribute clothing and toiletries as the need arise. The staff monitors the distribution of donations.

VI. STAFF DEVELOPMENT AND CONSULTANCY
The Center has been active in widening the partnership network of the Center to help sustain its programs and services. For the year 2012, the staff attended the following: Ms. Mercy Cabrillas and Ms. Evelyn Aguilar attended the recognition program conducted by AteneoNSTP Plus at Ateneo de Manila on April 2, 201. Ms. Evelyn Aguilar attended the seminar on “Ehem” Anti graft and corruption seminar workshop conducted at Ateneo de Manila on April 9, 2012 Ms. Mercy and Nellen attended the training of Abaka ,ERDA conducted at Grand Opera Hotel on April 14 to 16, 2012. Ms. Luzviminda Lopez and Evelyn Aguilar participated in the training on positive discipline facilitated by Lunduyan Foundation through Plan International. The said training was held at Norfil Foundation on June 18 to 19, 2012. June 25 to 27, 2012 Ms. Mercy Cabrillas and Juvy Joy Bitayo attended the Protection and Recovery Program Cluster Meeting at St. Giles Hotel in Makati City.

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Three (3) regular house parents; Glenda Librando, Gina T. Reyes, and Luzviminda Lopez, and Juvy Joy Bitayo participated in a one-day seminar on the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse conducted by St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Foundation in Cubao, Quezon City. RMU attended the Social Entrepreneur Luncheon sponsored by the British Council and Go Negosyo Inc. in August 2012. Christmas program in Childhope Asia Philippines, CHAP Office. Mercy Cabrillas and Vida Valkyrie Subingsubing attended Consuelo Foundation’s Communications Workshop form September 12 – 14 at the St. Giles Hotel, Makati City. Mercy Cabrillas attended the DSWD ABSNET meeting at the Lutheran Church on July 25,2012. Bernadette Numbrera, ALS Teacher, attended the ALS Instructional Manager’s (AIM) Training from September 4-8,2012. Mercy Cabrillas attended the Presentation on the State of Filipino Girls organized by Plan International at the Sulo Hotel on September 6,2012. Mercy Cabrillas participated in the regular meeting of the CBCP-NASSA Network for Families and Children Living on the Streets meeting. Mercy Cabrillas was invited to speak at the Manila Women’s Forum on December 3, 2012 Mercy Cabrillas and Bernadette Numbrera attended the “Ako Para sa Bata Conference 2012” from December 5 to 7, 2012 at the SMX Convention Center.

VII. PERSONNEL MATTERS
Juvy Joy Bitayo, social worker from Childhope Asia Philippines’ BCPC program was employed. Felma Bering, a Teacher by profession with a major in Physical Education, Music and Arts is the newly employed staff in the center. Adoracion Abarcar, part time catechist conducts her session on catechism sessions once a week. Nellen dela Fuente, one of the Senior Social Workers filed her resignation effective last week of May 2012 Vida Valkyrie Subingsubing was employed as the Center’s resource mobilization officer on August 2012. Juvy Joy Bitayo and Vida Valkyrie Subingsubing filed their resignation effective on January 2013

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VIII. NETWORKING
Tahanan Sta. Luisa continues its active involvement and participation in different networks (government and civil society organizations) that promote the rights of children, especially street and girl children. Through networking and coordination with different groups (government, civil society groups, business establishments, local corporations) and individuals, Tahanan Sta. Luisa is able to access resources to help address the needs of the girls at the Center, as well as generate funds and supporters/volunteers.

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