Bahay Tuluyan provides emergency and residential shelter for children in need of special protection in Laguna and Quezon. Bahay Tuluyan's Crisis Center in Manila will re-open in November 2011.
Believing that the family is the best place for children, Bahay Tuluyan provides shelter for children only as a last resort and for the shortest possible time. Designed to provide an environment as close to a family as possible, children are housed in small group family style accommodation where they live with house parents. Older children are given the opportunity to live semi-independently in group homes, developing important skills for their reintegration in the community.
Children in shelter are provided with all of their basic needs and are assisted to continue or start formal education. A variety of programs aimed at promoting healthy participation, healing and recovery are also provided. Children are actively involved in planning and running Bahay Tuluyan's shelters.
Our center in Laguna cares predominantly for girls while our center in Quezon cares predominantly for boys.