Thursday, May 8, 2008

The Haven for Women: Facilities

The Haven for Woman is a landmark project of the Congressional Spouses Foundation, Inc. inaugurated on September 30, 1995 by President Fidel V. Ramos.

The Haven for Women stands on government-owned land donated by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). The DSWD is also tasked with its operations.

The facility gives assistance to victims of rape, incest, involuntary prostitution, illegal recruitment, domestic violence or abandonment by spouses or parents.

The original complex has nine buildings:

  • 5 residential cottages

  • Livelihood and skills training center

  • Medical and dental clinic (with airconditioned nursery)

  • Multi-purpose social hall

  • Administration office

  • In order to reach the abused and battered women in the provinces, CSFI has established "mini-Havens" for women throughout the country. To date, there are 15 Regional Centers for Women. They are located in Dagupan City; San Fernando, La Union; Solana, Cagayan; Magalang, Pampanga; Baguio City; Rosario, Batangas; Ligao, Albay; New Lucena, Iloilo; Labangon Cebu City; Palo, Leyte; Cagayan de Oro; MAA, Davao City; Catbalogan, Samar; Gumaca, Quezon; and Tagum, Davao del Norte.

    PHASE II of the Haven was recently build behind the original complex. There are 6 new buildings namely:

  • Chapel

  • Activity Cottage (library, group counseling room, audio-visual room)

  • Day Care Cottage (classroom, playroom and feeding room)

  • Transition Cottage for clients who are on their way to full recovery

  • Productivity Cottage

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