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Welcome House Paco


A house that welcomes everyone

Welcome House Paco, established in April 1970, is recognized as the first crisis intervention center in the country. As it was before, it continues to be staffed by sisters and lay mission partners who are professional guidance counselors and social workers to provide impartial and competent help for people in crisis or emotionally troubled or distress . Clients are accommodated for a short term duration until they were discharged or referred to another agency. Currently, Welcome House also continues the programs Tahanan Community, a community based ministry to support the parish and basic ecclesial communities of San Andres, Manila.

PROGRAMS: Crisis Intervention, Protection,Prevention, Community Outreach

ADDRESS: 1641 Zamora Street 1007 Paco, Manila

CONTACT: (02) 563 6363 / (02) 564 0728

´╗┐Heart of Mary Villa


Maternity home as alternative to abortion

In 1953, "Charter House" was opened as an immediate response to the plight of young girls who suddenly found themselves pregnant out of wedlock and alone. Initially located in a house across the Quezon City convent such young women and their babies were welcomed and provided shelter. After four years, a more permanent house was constructed in Malabon through the generosity of Archbishop Rufino Santos, archbishop of Manila. Heart of Mary Villa became canonically established in May 1957. Perennial flooding was the main problem in Malabon but not until 2009 when Typhoon Ondoy struck National Capital Region and nearby provinces, Heart of Mary Villa was moved to Quezon City convent.

PROGRAMS: Residential care for pregnant women, Child care

ADDRESS: 1043 Good Shepherd Convent, Aurora Blvd, Quezon City

CONTACT: (02) 913 0875 / (02) 913 1432 (fax)

´╗┐Euphrasian Residence


Short term shelter in a home-life atmosphere for girls, women and children undergoing personal or family crisis

Euphrasian Community saw its bloom in 1960s when after many transfers and shifts in ministry has permanently resided in 1043 Aurora Boulevard. In 1968, Reception Center was built with the intention to systematize the process of admission of new clients and to serve as crisis intervention center. Throughout the years, creative programs were created such as YES GROW for adolescents with teenage problems, YES GLOW as outreach to public high schools, the experiment period to accommodate the single mothers from Heart of Mary Villa (then in Malabon), public highschool campus ministry, and a residence for the homeless in Marikina. However, since 2002 Euphrasian Community has especially focused on crisis intervention.

PROGRAMS: Crisis intervention for girls, mother and their children, migrants, counselling

ADDRESS: 1043 Good Shepherd Convent, Aurora Blvd, Quezon City

CONTACT: (02) 913 6433 / (02) 913 6437