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Residential-Based Programs

Residential-based Programs include Child and Youth Welfare and Development, Programs for Persons with Special Needs, Program for Older Persons, Crisis Intervention Program

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The Child and Youth Welfare and Development Program aims to effectively respond to the varying needs of children 0-18 years old who are abandoned, surrendered, orphaned, neglected and dependent in difficult circumstances. Services are designed to ensure the general welfare of children, protecting them from further neglect and abuses and preventing situations that would be detrimental to their growth and development. Provision of services depends on the category and circumstance of a particular child.

Adoption is a socio-legal process of providing a permanent family to a child whose parents have voluntarily or involuntarily relinquished parental rights over the child.   
Children who are surrendered and abandoned deserve to have a family where they can experience love, care and nurturance for their optimum growth and development. Hospicio de San Jose facilitates permanent placement of these children through domestic or inter-country adoption in coordination with the Department of Social Welfare and Development and the Inter-Country Adoption Board. The children are nurtured in the facility while waiting for their adoptive families.

Temporary Residential Care
Children who are neglected, dependent and whose situation at home poses impediments to the child’s normal development are provided with temporary residential care for a period of six months to one year depending on the case while the parents are being helped to prepare for their eventual reunification.

Semi-Independent Group Living
Children who are not adopted and those who have no families to return to are provided with continuing residential care. While in residence the children are being prepared to be independent, self-reliant, God-centered, and a contributing member of the larger community.

Persons with special needs/exceptionalities (i.e. physically and mentally challenged, with cerebral palsy, with autism, with Down’s syndrome, etc.) especially those who are surrendered and abandoned are provided with long term residential care and rehabilitation services for their optimum development. They are categorized according to their level of functionality (i.e. high, intermediate and low functional level) to facilitate provision of appropriate rehabilitation services and strategies.

Persons with special needs falling on the high functional level are segregated from the rest for semi-independent living where they are being trained to be independent to a maximum degree possible.


Hospicio de San Jose is a home to the older persons especially the abandoned and the needy. It provides a nurturing and supportive environment where the older persons receive medical care and rehabilitative services, spiritual enrichment services, psycho-social support and companionship in their twilight years.

A crisis is any situation for which a person does not have adequate coping skills. Therefore, crisis is self-defined. What is a crisis for one person may not be a crisis for another person. Crises may range from seemingly minor situations, difficulty coping with a new environment, to major life changes, such as sudden loss of job, death, abandonment of a husband/partner or experience of abuse and other forms of exploitation. Crisis is environmentally based. What is now a crisis may not have been a crisis before or would not be a crisis in a different setting.
Hospicio de San Jose’s Crisis Intervention Program aims to respond to the needs of individuals and families in crisis situation. It is designed to provide appropriate services to a person-in-crisis situation to help him/her in regaining his/her normal functioning and improve his/her coping skills. Tahan Center serves as a transitory refuge for persons in crisis situation.