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Rendu Community Center

SPECIAL PROJECT II: RENDU COMMUNITY CENTER
( A FREE CLINIC FOR STREET PEOPLES & INFORMAL SETTLERS OF MANILA)


Today, new faces of the poor continue to emerge. The phenomenon of street children, street families, informal settlers, etc. is an undeniable fact in Metro Manila. Faced with these realities, the Daughters of Charity of San Juan de Dios Hospital, Sta. Isabel College and Hospicio de San Jose together with their lay mission partners conceptualized the founding of the BLESSED ROSALIE RENDU COMMUNITY CENTER.


The center symbolizes the 150 years of flaming zeal of the Daughters to their mission in the Philippines to constantly seek for persons who are poor and create communities of faith where gifts are shared and decisions are discerned together, and to fearlessly witness, by a Christ-filled life like Mary, St. Louise de Marillac and St. Vincent de Paul, to the values of justice and charity, truth and freedom, joy and peace.

 


Named after Blessed Rosalie Rendu whose vocation sprang out after her encounter with the Daughters serving in a hospital, the center will primarily provide health care services to the most disadvantaged individuals especially the street dwellers and informal settlers in Metro Manila who hardly have access to primary health care. Further services will be provided depending on the assessed needs of the client and the availability of resources.


In general, services offered in the center is anchored on the national goals for primary health care and social services to ensure that it will have an impact to the target beneficiaries and will not be an augmentation to what the government is already providing.
An integrated approach is used in helping the beneficiaries. With primary health care as an entry point, patients are further assessed for other interventions/services they might need. Major component of the PROGRAMS AND SERVICES include:


A. HEALTH SERVICES

  • Primary Health Care
  • Medical/Dental

     

  • B. SOCIAL SERVICES

  • Intake interview and assessment
  • Psycho-social Care
  • Referrals and networking
  • Income generating and livelihood
  • Nutrition programs
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    C. EDUCATION

  • Spiritual Formation
  • Values Formation
  • Health Awareness ( in coordination with Health Team)
  • Skills/Livelihood Training
  • Alternation Learning System ( for out of school children/youth)

  • An Appeal for donations to purchase medicines and other medical needs (necessary laboratory examinations and hospitalization) when such medicines are not available at the Center.

     

     

     

     

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