TAHANAN STA.

LUISA, INC CRISIS INTERVENTION CENTER FOR STREET GIRLS

ANNUAL REPORT For the Period January to December 2010

42 Berlin St., Capitol Park Homes, Old Balara, Quezon City / (+632) 931-9853 tahananstaluisa@gmail.com / www.tahananstaluisa.org

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Tahanan Sta. Luisa Inc is as a Crisis Intervention and Recovery Center
continue to respond to the needs and address the impact of sexual and/or physical abuse and trauma on adolescent street girls brought about by their traumatic/negative experiences, through therapeutic residential care programs and services. These programs and services administered by a team of registered social workers, part time psychiatrist and psychologists, trained child care staff and qualified program support staff are geared toward the healing and recovery of the girls and eventual reunification with their families or relatives, whenever this is feasible, or in many cases referral to other long-term recovery centers to help them prepare for independent living. As we continue in our work and welcome the year 2011, we would like to share with you the highlights of our programs and services for the past year. We recognize and appreciate the commitment and dedication of our generous donors, selfless volunteers, partner government and non-government organizations/ schools/ corporations and our Board of Directors. Thank you for making an impact and touching lives of the abused street girls.

Mercy Cabrillas Center Director

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TAHANAN STA. LUISA HIGHLIGHTS OF 2010 PROGRAMS & SERVICES I. STATISTICS A. Total Number of Girls Served from January to December 2010 : 41

B. Number of Girls Served from January to December 2010, per Quarter :
TOTAL IN SHELTER TOTAL QTR Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 TOTAL NEW 5 8 7 4 24 OLD 17 17 20 21 SERVED/QTR 22 25 27 25 DISCHARGED 5 5 6 4 20 AT THE END OF THE QTR 17 20 21 21 RUNNING TOTAL OF GIRLS SERVED 22 30 37 41

C. Total Number of Re-admissions from January to December 2010 D. Number of Girls discharged from January to December, 2010
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

: 5 : 20
TOTAL 3 5 7 5 20

E. Distribution of Referrals Received from January to December 2009:
Referring Party (New Girls) Childhope Street Educators Social Service Jan-Mar ‘10 4 0 Apr-June ‘10 7 0 Jul-Sep ‘10 6 1 Oct-Dec ‘10 4 0

Development Dept. QC Fabella Center Tuloy sa Don Bosco Total Per Quarter 0 1 5 1 0 8 0 0 7 0 0 4

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Age Range
Age 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 23 Total / Quarter Jan-Mar ‘10 1 1 0 1 2 4 1 4 2 2 2 1 1 22 April-June ‘10 0 2 0 1 1 3 4 6 5 0 2 0 1 25 July-Sept ‘10 0 1 0 1 2 2 8 4 4 2 2 0 1 27 Oct-Dec ‘10 0 1 0 0 3 3 4 6 2 3 2 0 1 25

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Client Category CATEGORY Q1 2 1 2 2 2 6 2 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 22 Q2 6 0 7 0 3 2 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 25 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
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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

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Legend: SA - Sexually Abused PA - Physically Abused P - Prostituted SC - Street Children CB - Community Based N - Neglected SAb - Substance Abuse A - Abandoned CICL - Children in Conflict with The Law

II. PROGRAMS AND SERVICES PROVIDED: A.  CASE MANAGEMENT 1. Admissions For 2010, there were a total of twenty four (24) newly admitted girls referred by partner organizations (both government and non-government). This is 2.4% higher than the previous year. Of the twenty four new admissions, twenty one (21) were referred by street educators of Childhope Asia Philippines. 2. Psychological and Psychiatric Program 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:
Table A. Number of Girls provided with Psychological and Psychiatric Services

Types of Services Provided Individual Counseling Group Counseling / Group Meeting Psychological Evaluation Individual Therapy Session Group Therapy Session Group Dynamics Psychiatric Evaluation Psychiatric Consultation and Treatment

No. of Girls Assisted

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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. 4.  Referrals/Reunification/Discharge Three (3) girls were referred to other longer term Residential Centers. One girl was referred to ACAY in Bataan and two girls were referred to PREDA in Olongapo. All three girls are being continuously monitored by the social workers of Tahanan as part of its after care services. Home Visitations  The social workers were able to assist in 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 reintegration; 4) to strengthen family relationships through counseling; and 5) to provide the opportunity to re establish the relationship of the child with her family. Three (3) girls were allowed to spend 2-5 days with their families instead of a day’s home visit after a thorough assessment made by their social workers. This helped the girls to feel that they are trusted and encouraged them to make more responsible decisions. Two of the girls were consistent in going back to the Center after their scheduled home stays. However there was one girl who ran away from their home while she was in a home stay. Some of the girls preferred to go to the mall with 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.

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6. After Care Services and Follow-ups Eleven girls were continued to be assisted, visited and/or monitored by their social workers as part of the after care. One girl was assisted for possible referral to another long term center; five girls were followed-up on their performance in school;
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one girl was assisted with counseling; the welfare of three girls returned to their families were continued to be monitored through the street educators who referred them to the Center; one was assisted to receive regular treatment for her health condition, B. 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 is able to access resources to help address the needs of the girls at the Center, as well as generate funds and supporters/volunteers. C.MEDICAL/DENTAL SERVICES The following medical and dental services were provided to the girls: 1. Psycho therapy consultations and psychiatric medications. 2. Psychological evaluations and sessions conducted by two part time clinical psychologists and psychologists of Metropolitan Hospital. 3. Lung 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, Cavity filling, Flouride Application and Brace Adjustment 6. Medical Consultation, Emergency Room Services and hospital confinement. The girls were sent for medical and dental services to the following hospitals / clinics/ institutions: Philippine General Hospital, Philippine Children’s Medical Center, Lung Center of the Philippines, Philippine Heart Center, Best Diagnostic Laboratory, INAM, Tala Leprosarium, Veterans Medical Memorial Hospital, Metropolitan Hospital, Clinic of Dr. Paulito Lim. The girls received free health and medical services from three partner foundations: Tsu Tzi Foundation, P2P Sagip Foundation and Arts of Living Dr. Harvey Carpio, a medical doctor from Childhope Asia Philippines provided voluntary medical check up once a month at the Center. D. VALUES CLARIFICATION AND SPIRITUAL FORMATION The girls continuously offered their morning praise, sharing and reflection and evening prayers which were closely monitored by Social Worker/house mother on duty. The girls also attend Sunday Mass either at the parish church inside the village or at St. Peter
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church.

A part-time resource person on Catechesis and Values formation conducts twice-aweek sessions to prepare girls to receive the sacraments of initiation and to guide girls to sustain their relationship with God and with others. Attendance to these sessions is all on a voluntary basis. The girls attended the healing mass in Christ the King Seminary every first Saturday of the month and occasionally in Buklod ng Pag-asa. In 2010, seven (7) girls were prepared to receive the sacrament of confirmation. E. NON-FORMAL EDUCATION/ ALTERNATIVE LEARNING SYSTEM  Regular classes were conducted for all the learners attending the Non Formal Education - Alternative Learning System in the center. Table B. Levels of Literacy for the year of 2010 (total number served as per end of each quarter):
Educational Level Secondary Advanced Elementary Lower Elementary Basic Literacy QTR 1 7 4 2 6 QTR 2 2 8 8 7 QTR 3 2 8 8 7 QTR 4 4 9 7 9

Tutorial lessons were conducted by the school teacher, students from partner school and individual volunteers. An Annual Commencement Exercise for school year 2009 – 2010 was held in the center on April 6, 2010. The event was attended by the board of TSL, the more supportive relatives of some of the girls in the Center and some of the street educators from Childhope Asia Philippines who have referred girls to the Center. Six (6) learners were registered and took the 2010 Accreditation and Equivalency (A&E) exam on October 17, 2010. Three (3) of the six (6)
Girls are happy with the special awards they received on their Annual Graduation last April 2010. The medals were given to them by the Center’s Board of Directors Chairman, Bishop Deogracias Iñiguez, Jr. DD. Page 8 of 14

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learners who took the exam passed. Two of the girls who passed are being facilitated for referral to a longer term Center in Bataan where they will be enrolled in a formal highschool.  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 their selves 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.  All girls went on the following places for educational trips : Museong Pambata Manila Ocean Park Nido Science Discovery Center in Mall of Asia Avilon Zoo

F. 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 to 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 provided were as follows:         Group outing to malls and parks within Metro Manila Volleyball lessons at the Village Court Basketball shooting and Badminton in the Center Fiipino Games ( Patintero etc. ) Overnight Camping Group Swimming in Casa Milan, Quezon City and in Kitty and Mark Resort in Montalban Rizal Trip Nido Discovery Center Excursions to Nido Discovery Center and Pilipinas Win na Win in ABSCBN,

Some of the girls having fun in their swimming outing in Casa Milan, Quezon City

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G. SKILLS TRAINING AND INCOME GENERATING PROJECT (IGP)  The ALS Instructional Manager, Center’s social worker and art therapy teacher and individual and corporate volunteers facilitated different skills training and income generating projects among all the girls during their spare ti One donor of Tahanan Sta. Luisa paid for the services of a sewing teacher, who conducted sewing classes three times a week. The girls are taught how to sew cloth bags, rags and basic clothes.

Girls hand paint t-shirts during one session of art therapy. Hand painted shirts are then sold to volunteers and in Bazaars as an income generating project of the girls.

H. RESIDENTIAL CARE SERVICES: All street girls admitted to the Center were given with a substitute “home life/ home care” environment. Each girl were provided with their basic needs such as food, clothing, medicines, shelter and a loving 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 encounter during activities and residential life are processed by the Center’s social workers to allow each girl opportunities to develop and apply skills and experience growth in their journey of recovery from the trauma they experienced from abuse.
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I. VOLUNTEER SERVICES This year, five hundred sixteen (516) individual local volunteers and one (1) fulltime foreign volunteer conducted indoor and outdoor activities for the girls. These volunteers who were mostly students from partner schools and employees of a partner organization conducted activities that included skills trainings and workshops, socializations, tutorial sessions, get-togethers, arts and crafts, sports and recreation and private parties.

Volunteers from HSBC Philippines helped the girls plant a vegetable garden

A full time German volunteer taught the girls arts and crafts activities such as portrait drawing activity

Skills Acquired by the Girls through Volunteers: 1. Basic Baking 2. Arts and Crafts (greeting cards, portrait drawing, mask painting, bracelet making) 3. New dance steps and songs 4. Basic Math Skills through Tutorial 5. Basic English Skills through Tutorial 6. Essay writing through Tutorial 7. Relaxation and Breathing Exercises ( Yoga ) 8. Teambuilding through games 9. T-shirt painting 10. Guitar Playing 11. Pro-Social Skills

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Trainings/ Seminars and Demonstrations 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Basic Social Etiquette Cooking Demonstration Theater Arts Workshop Dance Workshop Sessions on Rights of Children, Gender Sensitivity, Adolescent Behavior and Protective Behavior and Skills for Life

III. RESOURCE MOBILIZATION RESULTS:  Donations in cash and in kind were received from individuals, organizations and institutions. Monetary and In Kind donations from the following international and local donors were received from five (5) International Donors, one hundred thirty nine (139) Local / Individual/ Corporate / Foundations / Organizational Donors. Tahanan Sta. Luisa was the beneficiary of three (3) events/activities of partner school/ corporations and participated in five (5) bazaars and events of partner organizations. The girls of Tahanan Sta. Luisa opened the Annual Asian Development Bank’s Staff Community Fund Show on October, 2010 and were invited to participate in the launching of HSBC Christmas tree in Dusit Hotel Thani on November, 2010.

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. V. STAFF DEVELOPMENT AND CONSULTANCY      Ms. Mercy Cabrillas represented Tahanan Sta. Luisa at Sr. Nida C. Viovicente’s birthday celebration on Marc 23, 2010 in Serra’s Center for Girls in Pasay City. Ms. Rhea Paz attended the 11th Annual PCNC Convention on May 24, 2010 at Crowne Plaza, Ortigas. Ms. Rhea Paz attended the PMAP CSR Summit in St. Luke’s Medical Center Auditorium on June 18, 2010. Ms. Teresita Silva, with Ms. Teresita Silva attended the HSBC’ farewell party for Mr. Mark Watkinson in Dusit Hotel on June 15, 2010. Ms. Nellen dela Fuente, attended an orientation in SOS Children’s Village in Alabang on June 2010.
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Ms. Mercy Cabrillas with Ms. Nellen dela Fuente attended a case conference in SOS children’s village in Alabang on June 22, 2010. Ms. Mercy Cabrillas with Ms. Evelyn Aguilar attended the MOA signing with Ateneo NSTP in Ateneo University in Quezon City on June 5, 2010. Ms. Mary Rose Delfin attended “Training on the Use of the Reproductive Health and HIV-AIDS Curriculum Among Partners of Consuelo Foundation” on Aug ust 3-5, 2010 at the Tiara Oriental Hotel in Makati City. Ms. Mary Rose Delfin, attended the Hand in Hand, Body and Mind Seminar during the Mental Health Week in Makati Medical Center on September 8, 2010. The staff were divided in to two groups and had a day of care and wellness for caregivers on September 24, 2010 in Laguna and September 17, 2010 in SM Megamall. Ms. Mercy Carillas attended the ABK2 Partership Meeting. Ms. Mercy Cabrillas attended a case conference in PREDA in Olongapo on September 17, 2010. Ms. Rhea Paz and Ms. Mercy Cabrillas attended the DLS-CSB Partnership Meeting for Daupang Palad in De La Salle College of St. Benilde Manila on August 13, 2010. Ms. Mercy Cabrillas attended the PCNC Consultation Meeting among selected PCNC-certified Organizations on October 4, 2010 at the Ramon Magsaysay Center in Malate, Manila. Ms. Mercy Cabrillas with Ms. Teresita Silva had a meeting with HSBC on October 27, 2010 as HSBC chose TSL as the beneficiary of Dusit Thani Christmas Tree Constest. Ms. Mercy Cabrillas attended the IUM Conference on Project Lantern at Century Park Hotel on November 18, 2010. Ms. Mercy Cabrillas attended the Kapihan on Human Rights at Hotel Rembrandt on December 7, 2010. Ms. Rhea Paz, RMU Officer attended the following Partners’ Meetings :  Hands on Manila on December 7, 2010 in San Lorenzo Village Makati  Wings of Support on December 10, 2010 in Papaya School in Montalban Rizal For stress debriefing, the staff of TSL went on a wellness session in two groups of five and six employees. Ms. Evelyn Aguilar, with Rhea Paz and Glenda Librando with the girls of TSL attended the mass to celebrate the birthday of Bishop Deogracias Iniguez on December 10, 2010 Ms. Mercy Cabrillas attended International Human Rights Day and the 18 Days Campaign to End Violence Against Women hosted by the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council, Council for the Welfare Children and Plan International on December 10, 2010. Ms. Mercy Cabrillas attended the Forum in Quezon City Government on December 13,2010 and the CICL meeting facilitated by DSWD in Sulo Hotel on December 15, 2010. Ms. Mercy Cabrillas and Evelyn Aguilar attended the CPU Net Annual Conference “Ako Para Sa Bata: The Manila Conference on the Emotional Health
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of Your Child” from December 2-4 at the SMX Convention Center Ms. Nellen dela Fuente attended the Stress Management Activity sponsored by ERDA ABK2 on December 10, 2010 at Brahma Kumaris in Tagaytay City. Ms. Evelyn Aguilar and Ms. Mary Rose Delfin, TSL Social Workers, attended the “Training on the Methods and Techniques in Conducting Counselling among Street Children” conducted by Dr. Grace Evangelista and othr trainors in Quezon City from December 17-18, 2010. All staff of Tahanan Sta. Luisa attended the Anger Management Session in Quezon City Circle on December 28, 2010. Ms. Mercy Cabrillas, Evelyn Aguilar, Rhea Paz and Mary Rose Delfin with the older girls of TSL participated in the Christmas program in Childhope Asia Philippines in CHAP office on December 21, 2010.

V. Personnel Matters     

Ms. Rhea Paz was recruited as the new Communication and Resource Mobilization Officer to replace Ms. Anne Pamela Fernandez who was transferred to Childhope. Ms. Mary Delfin, a registered social worker and Ms. Dinah Asiatico, a part time clinical psychologist was recruited on April 2010. Ms. Evelyn Aguilar, a former staff of Tahanan Sta. Luisa, was re-employed to replace Ms. Margaret Horlador who completed her contract. Ms. Dinah Asiatico, part time clinical psychologist resigned from the Center in October 2010 because she needs to finish her thesis for graduate school. Dr. Georgina Oliver, part time psychiatrist, terminated her services with the center because she underwent a major surgery/operation. The girls who were assigned to her were taken in by Dr. Rhodora Concepcion who reports to the Center twice a week. Mr. Aladin Borja, part time clinical psychologist was recruited on December 2010 to replace Ms. Dinah Asiatico.

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