The newly renovated Home Care for Girls officially opened its doors on Thursday, July 8 in Macanhan, Carmen — built to accommodate victims of abused girls, aged seven to seventeen in Cagayan de Oro City.
Included in the renovation were the following parts of the area: interview rooms, isolation area, observation room, prayer room, nurse room, bedroom with up to 40 beds, comfort room, linen room, and kitchen area. The facility also includes an employees lounge, center head, houseparent room, social services room, conference hall, and admin services.
There are currently a total of 20 clients admitted to the Home Care for Girls.
Fr. Daniel D. Coronel, SSJV presided a mass and blessing for the renovated center, followed by the ribbon-cutting ceremony led by the Committee on Women and Family Relations Chairperson City Councilor, Edna Dahino. The CSWD Executive Overseer Michael Christopher Fabello, CSWD Assistant Department Head Nida Paña, CSWD Social Protection Division Head Threejan Ace Noli, and CSWD Centers and Institutions Head Myrna Replagao, and Center Head Julie Obrique attended the ceremony.
City Psychologist Jaymee Leonen and CSWD Admin Division Head RC Tsini Solos were also present at the opening.
Meanwhile, City Mayor Oscar Moreno sent a video message to express his gratitude to the people working on completing the renovation.
“We are now able to provide a much-improved place sa atong mga kababayen-an nga nanginahanglan og (to our women who needs) special care given the experiences that they went through, and I hope this facility will restore ang kumpyansa (their faith) to go on with their lives kay importante kaayo nga alalayan nato ang atong mga (because it is important for us to help these) special girls nga nahimong biktima (who became victims) to some circumstances,” Moreno said.
“I hope nga mapuslan gyud ni sa atong mga kliyente (our clients will use this) that they will enjoy and will benefit from their stay,” he added.
See photos from the ribbon-cutting ceremony below.
Home Care for Girls began its operation back in 2003. It became the first center in the city to achieve a Level 1 accreditation status granted by the Department of Social Welfare and Development Central Office in 2017. – WhatALife.ph
—(Source: City Information Office)
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