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Services include Social Services, Health and Medical Services, Homelife Services, Pastoral Care Services, Transitory Refuge, Educational Services, Psychological and Counseling Services, Socio-Cultural/Recreation, Vocational Rehabilitation, Advocacy



All residents have access to an array of services depending on the assessed needs upon intake and after admission.


Provision of Social Services is mainly the responsibility of the Social Service Department. Using the inter-disciplinary approach to case management, the Social Worker facilitates implementation of appropriate interventions to a particular resident/client based on the assessed needs at intake and other needs that may further be assessed while in residence. Case management process:


The institution’s Health Services Department leads in providing health care services to residents and personnel employing a holistic approach in maintaining and optimizing the health of each resident and personnel through:

  • Promotion of healthy habits and activities
  • Prevention of diseases and impairments
  • Early detection and treatment of diseases
  • Immediate rehabilitation to optimize ability and limit the effects of a disease

The Health Services Team is composed of Volunteer Physicians, Physiatrist and Dentist, Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and volunteer health care professionals led by the Head of the Health Services Department. Services available for the residents include:

  • Medical/Dental services provided by volunteer doctors.
  • Health Education facilitated by Health Staff and Medical professionals
  • Referral for hospitalization and other medical laboratories
  • Physical Therapy (PT) Rehabilitation Center utilizes various treatment combinations in order to improve patients joint and muscle functions for the purpose of improving physical performance that has been reduced by either injury or disease.
  • Occupational Therapy (OT) OT Services are categorized into:

I. Individual Treatment Intervention Program

  1. Individual Treatment
  2. Ward Treatment

II. Vocational Program (Please refer to Vocational Program under Services)
III. Socialization Program
IV. Auxiliary Services

  1. Splinting, Assistive & Adaptive device fabrication
  2. Environmental Modification Strategies
  3. Patient/Caregiver Education
  4. Community integration/education


Concerned with the integral development of the residents, Homelife Services are implemented through the Pastoral Care/Homelife Services Department. A round-the-clock residential care is provided to the residents ensuring that they receive the best care possible, aiming for the optimum growth and development of the children, dignified living for persons with special needs, fullness of life for the older persons and hope for the persons in crisis situations in a faith-filled atmosphere.

The dormitories/homes are designed and arranged based on the needs, health condition, age and gender of the residents. Each dormitory/home has complete staffing in accordance with the standard staff-client ratio prescribed by the DSWD.


The Pastoral Care Services promote a welcoming atmosphere and nurture a faith-filled community where anyone can enjoy peace and harmony with God, nature and neighbors. The residents and personnel have access to various spiritual enrichment activities such as:

  • Liturgical and para-liturgical services
  • Catechesis
  • Reception of sacraments (e.g. baptism, confession, etc…)
  • Recollection
  • Annual retreats
  • Celebration of Feasts
  • BEC sessions/faith sharing


Tahan Center serves as a transitory refuge to persons in crisis situations. They may stay in the center for few days depending on the assessed need at intake to a maximum of three months or as soon as they have recovered from their crisis stage. While in the center the clients are provided with basic needs for food, clothing and medical. Other services are facilitated by the Social Worker in coordination with the Case Management Team.


Hospicio promotes the right to education of every child by sending them to private and public schools, facilitating home-based learning activities (i.e. individual/group tutorials, Re-Entry Education Agenda for the Poor (REAP) in coordination with Angelicum College) maintaining the Kindergarten school and the non-graded Special Education for persons with special needs.

Colegio del Hospicio de San Jose Kindergarten
The pre-school facility is being maintained to address the educational needs of the pre-school children in residence. It also reaches out to indigent children in the nearby community. It offers Kinder 1 and Kinder 2 curricula recognized by the Department of Education. The school accommodates an average of 50 pupils per school calendar year.

Non-graded Special Education
The non-graded special education provides continuing learning opportunities to persons with special needs in residence. Curriculum is designed to appropriately respond to the learning needs of every child according to his/her developmental capacity.
Children who are assessed to benefit from formal special schools outside of the institution are provided with opportunities to enroll. Public schools like Philippine School for the Deaf, Philippine National School for the Blind, Pasay Special Education Center and Resources for the Blind are maximized for this purpose. Some are also mainstreamed in regular public schools.


Clinical Psychologist is available to provide for psychological services such as administration of psychological evaluation using variety of psychometric tests, counseling sessions and play therapy. Other psychological services needed by the clients are addressed through referrals.


Residents enjoy various socio-cultural/recreational activities afforded to them by the institution or sponsored by individual donor or civic groups. Indoor play equipments like chess boards, scrabble, assorted toys for children of different ages, etc. are available in the respective homes, dormitories. They also have music equipments, television and dvd players.

Aside from the educational tour, summer outing and swimming activities organized by the institution, children and persons with special needs are also given opportunities to participate in summer camping, sports and other related activities sponsored by a particular group or organization.

The older persons also enjoy out of the facility activities as much as the children do. They go out for a water therapy/swimming, educational tour, watch movies, etc. Intergenerational activities happen during celebration of feast days, Family Day during Christmas season, Valentine’s Day and other festivities.


The Vocational Rehabilitation Services are facilitated by the Occupational Therapists in coordination with the Social Workers. Residents benefitting from these are the persons with special needs, older persons and the children. Implementation objectives depend on level of functionality of a particular client/group. Vocational activities include:

  • Handicrafts
  • Cooking
  • Gardening
  • Dishwashing Soap Making
  • Sardines Making
  • Candle Making
  • T-shirt printing
  • Art activities


Continuing advocacy for the rights of children, persons with special needs and older persons are implemented through conduct of various activities during celebration of National Children’s Month, Senior Citizen’s Week, National Mental Retardation Week, National Disability Prevention and rehabilitation Week, and other relevant activities.