A city where the poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged individual, families and barangays are empowered for an improved quality of life
To provide Social Protection and Promotes the rights and welfare of the poor, vulnerable and the disadvantaged individual, family and community to contribute to poverty alleviation and empowerment through provision of basic social welfare services.
The CSWDO is the welfare arm of the City Government of Balanga who provides social protection and promotes the rights and the welfare of the poor, disadvantaged individual, family and community to contribute to Poverty Alleviation and empowerment of these sectors through Social Welfare and Development Policies, Programs, Projects.
The Clientele :
- Other Needy Adult
- Special Group (Persons with Disabilities or the Differently Abled Organization, Out of School Youth, Women group, Senior Citizen and others)
1.Day Care Services– A protective and developmental program given to 3 and four year old children who are in need of support while both their parents are working, they were given socialization and value inculcation activities following the approved session plan.
Note : All the Day Care Centers and Day Care Workers in Balanga are 100% accredited following the standards set by the DSWD Central Office (Number 1 in Region III)
All Day Care Workers are trained facilitators and trainors of EDUCHILD Parenting Program.
2. Supplemental Feeding Programs– implementation of Feeding Program of children in the Day Care Program, ensures that guidelines has been properly implemented and monitored
Note: the city is the number one performer in terms of compliance and success of the program in region III.
3. Millennium Development Goals (Faces)- a special project from the LGA which is being implemented by the CSWD and CHO in cooperation with other agencies which goal is the total development of children in the slums.
4. EDUCHILD Parenting Program– A ten module parenting program given to parents of day care children, which has been a regular component of the DCS set by the City of Balanga
10 Modules of EDUCHILD Parenting Program:
3.Managing Family Finances
4.Moral and Spiritual Development
5.Dealing with relatives and in laws
6.My Role as a Leader in the Family
7. Children Stages of Development
8. Communication and Positive Development
9. Emotional Management
5. Special Services to Child in Specially Difficult Circumstances;
- Children in Conflict with the Law (CICL)- a program needing Social Work intervention that aims to protect and rehabilitate a child/ minor whose family finds difficulty in managing and providing the child/ minor a normal home atmosphere. It requires social worker’s court appearances
- Travel Clearance _ provision of travel assessment to minor who is traveling abroad without the parent as companion to safeguard the child from child trafficking.
- Adoption, Legal Guardianship, Foster Care– these services needs a registered social worker intervention for a child’s proper placement. It requires social worker’s court appearances.
- Assistance to Street Children– regular round up activities to ensure the children are safe in the confinement of their homes during times that they are not studying and ensure that they are not utilize as child laborers.
6. Livelihood Programs:
A. Self Employment Assistance(SEA) – A small capital loan assistance given to individual or group to support existing livelihood project (requirements: guarantee letter from the barangay captain, list of the details of the proposed project).
B. Practical Skills Training Development Program – A short term or short course skills training program which has been determined as feasible and with market to ensure productivity. It could solely provided by the LGU or tie up program with the TESDA given to interested group (Adult, Out of School Youth, Other special group in need).
7. Emergency Assistance:
A. Aid to individual in Crises Situation (AICS)- Financial assistance given to clients who are prompted with emergency needs ( victims of ailment, accident, calamity, displacement etc), that could not be responded by themselves.( Requirements are personal letter to the chief executive, stating their need, medical prescription or medical abstract issued by their attending physician, hospital billing, barangay certificate of indigency or death certificate in cases of burial assistance).
B. Food or material assistance to victims of calamity if there is an evacuation or prolong effect of the disaster (natural like typhoon , flood, red tide and the like and manmade like fire, vehicular accident and the like.
C. Cash / Food for Work Assistance – provision of cash on material assistance to person or groups that undertook cleaning and dredging of silted waterways, rivers or canals or cleaning the debris brought about by a calamity. Mitigating activities just like pre-disaster activities are likewise considered.
D. Social Case Study Report (SCSR)- A social Work intervention where a duly registered social worker is allowed to conduct investigative study of the life of a person requesting it. This is usually requested to be able to avail of the medical social services of certain institution or organization.
E. Referral Cases– A social welfare intervention to facilitate or link a person or group in need of assistance.
F. Shelter Assistance– Usually tied up with the National Government for funding given to victims of disaster whose houses are totally damaged.
8. Special Groups :
A. Differently Abled – Organized and group to properly respond to their needs. Facilitate issuance of Disability ID after meeting the requirements.
B. Solo Parent – Facilitate issuance of Solo Parent ID to those single parents who have children below 18 years of age.
C. Women group (KALIPI/KABALIKAT)- organized women group for better access to government programs and services.
D. Senior Citizen– Organize Barangay and City Federated Association. Ensuring that benefits and privileges as per Magna Carta for older persons are enjoyed and maximized by the elderly person. Services given, Issuance of privilege ID, Purchase Slip for medical needs, Purchase Booklets for Groceries etc.
9. Organization of Mandated Groups
A. City Council for the Protection of Children
B. City Council for the Rehabilitation and Protection of Differently Abled Group
C. Pag-asa Youth Association for Out Of School Youth
D. Senior Citizen Federated Association.
E. Federation Of City Kalipi/Kabalikat Association.
F. City Advisory Council for the 4Ps implementation
For Recommendations, Suggestions and Complaints please contact:
Ms. Gloria M. Abejar
Social Welfare & Development Office
1st/F City Hall, Poblacion, Balanga City Bataan 2100
Tel.No. (047) 237-0716
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