Saturday, February 20, 2010
PLACES: CRIBS FOUNDATION, INC -- IT TAKES A WHOLE COMMUNITY TO RAISE A CHILD
A loving home and environment for each child.
Compassionate, professional and responsive staff and volunteers who are committed to the caring, healing, recovery and development of abandoned, surrendered, neglected and sexually abused children and their families.
Together, creating opportunities for each other to become whole and empowered instruments for changing their social reality.
1974-The first CRIBS volunteer foster home was born when two Lutheran missionary wives brought home two infants from the Reception and Study Center for the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
1979- CRIBS was incorporated as a non-stock, non-profit organization with the SEC.
1983- CRIBS was licensed by the DSWD as a child welfare agency for abandoned, neglected, and surrendered infants.
1986- A home called New Beginnings was opened for young female survivors of sexual abuse (aged 7-17 years old)
MAJOR PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
I. ALTERNATIVE FAMILY CARE SERVICES
Receiving Home provides an alternate home environment for abandoned, surrendered and neglected children aged 1 day to 2 ½ years old. It is staffed with compassionate, professional and committed caregivers 24 hours a day. The services of the program include:
Holistic Health Care. The attainment and maintenance of the optimum health for each child is ensured by a nutrition program designed to meet the nutritional needs of the children. Medical services are also provided by a team of nurses and midwives who focus on the early detection and prevention of illness.
Early Child Development. Psycho-motor stimulation and age-appropriate activities form part of the routine of each child to foster growth and development.
New Beginnings Home is a 24-hour Residential Treatment Facility that provides a nurturing and therapeutic environment for the healing and recovery of sexually abused female minors aged 7-17 years. Clients admitted to the program stay in residence for two years. Within this time frame, they undergo different phases of healing. The multi-dimensional strategies used in the treatment of sexual abuse seek to address the impact and issues of their traumatic experiences.
II. PLACEMENT SERVICES
Receiving Home Placement Program. The focus is on the permanent placement of each child within the shortest time possible. Permanent placement refers to adoption or reunification of child with biological parents/relatives.
New Beginnings Family and Reintegration Program. The program addresses the healing of families of the new beginnings clients; equips them with skills to effectively handle family issues and situational life crises, and prepares them for eventual reintegration with their child. These efforts are attained through family therapy, individual counseling and parent support group meetings.
Foster Care Program. Provides an alternative family care for children in need of one on one care and stimulation. These children are temporarily placed with licensed foster families to experience the warmth of parental care and family life while permanent placement is being worked on.
VOLUNTEER AND RESOURCE GENERATION PROGRAM
The organization has developed and maintained a considerable pool of volunteers and a resource network to expand its capacity to deliver the optimum service. Volunteer interests, talents, expertise and resources are mobilized and utilized to serve the interests of the children and support the needs of the program.
Resource development is an on going effort to achieve financial sustainability for the program implementation and development. This allows the program to be responsive and dynamic in meeting the needs of the children.
If you're interested to help in anyway or if you have questions, the person to call is:
Maritona V. Labajo, Executive Director
CRIBS FOUNDATION INC.
15 Major Dizon St, IVC Marikina City
Tel (632) 681-8078, 681-5921, 681-9705
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