Pagasa Christian Foundation Inc.
In April 1990 a group of committed Christians who have worked intensively
among street children organized ALAY PAGASA CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION, INC. It is a
non-profit, non-stock Christian organization whose main purpose is to assist
street children and their families into becoming followers of Christ and
productive members of society in partnership with concerned individuals, local
churches, government and non-government organizations.
Pagasa means an offering of hope. It brings hope by proclaiming the good news
about God’s love and mercy. It seeks to affirm the truth that God is working
to transform lives of anyone who puts his trust in Him. It is an obedient
response to God’s command that His people are to:
“Defend the cause of the weak and
fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed; rescue the weak and
needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” (Psalm 82:3,4)
PAGASA CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION, INC. is registered with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, licensed and accredited by the Department of Social Welfare and
Development and an associate member of the Philippine Council of Evangelical
Churches and the National Council for Social Development.
The program, services and staff are supported by gifts and donations from
individual and group sponsors from within the country and overseas.
What We Offer
ALAY PAGASA combines spiritual and socio-economic development strategies
in its efforts to attain its
“Get them off the streets.”
The workers spend hours in different
areas where street children are found. They do individual counseling,
ses sions and practical deeds that help meet the needs of the
children. Other activities that would motivate them to leave street life are
organized, e.g. camps, sports fest, educational trips, and fellowships.
sions and practical deeds that help meet the needs of the children. Other activities that would motivate them to leave street life are organized, e.g. camps, sports fest, educational trips, and fellowships.
“Prepare them for the future.”
DROP-IN PROGRAM –
shelter and related services such as feeding, health care, counseling, sports
and recreation etc., are provided to street contacts ages 10-18. Reconciliation
to the family, referral to other agencies and admission to the rehabilitation
program are three options available to each ward admitted to the Drop-in Center.
REHABILITATION PROGRAM –
is a long-term program consisting of discipleship, formal and non-formal
education, skills training, income generating activities and job placement. The
goal is tom equip the children and youth for continuing spiritual, psychosocial
and economic growth and development.
COMMUNITY-BASED “Reach the