This program is intended to assist socially disadvantaged families to develop their capability in defining needs and formulating solutions to bring about desired social changes.


            Socially disadvantaged families, these include parents, surrogate parents, solo parents who belong to the low-income group, families with problems in relationships, unemployed family heads and other needy adults.



Parent Effectiveness Services

Provision of knowledge and techniques to parents on early childhood enrichment, health care, husband-wife and parent-child relationships and responsible parenthood in order to enable parents to adequately rear and inculcate positive satisfying husband-wife as well as parent-children relationship and develop social consciousness of family members.

This is undertaken through Neighbourhood Parent Effectiveness Assembly (NPEA) or Day-Care Service Parent Effectiveness Group (DCSPEG).

2. Planned Responsible Parenthood Service

Refers to value inculcation and counselling geared towards promotion of responsible parenthood and family well being.

It is addressed to Married Couples of Reproductive Age (MCRA); married couples with problems on home management and couples who have expressed desired and acceptance of any family planning method.

It is undertaken through counselling and referral.

3. Family Enterprise Assistance

Provision of interest-free capital assistance livelihood oriented services to familiarize them to engage in income-generating projects and thus develop them to become self-reliant and socially responsible.

It is addressed to needy family heads and other family members who have no vocational or business management skills in undertaking a livelihood project or have no capital to start a project.

Is undertaken through provision of practical skills development and job placement and capital assistance of P5,OOO per family enterprise project.

4. Social Service for Solo Parent (SSSP)

This service is rendered through group process wherein a solo parent (widowed, abandoned, separated, or unwed) who has difficulty in coping with the situation develop insight through group discussion and information; modifies negative behaviour through group control and discussion; develops confidence through participation in group activities; identifies opportunities and services she/he needs; and prevents probable breakdown.

It is undertaken through group work method (peer counselling) as the main facility for bringing together and working with solo parents. In some exceptional cases where they cannot benefit from peer counselling because of personal problem such as anger, guilt, shyness, loneliness then casework or individual counselling shall be employed through followed up by the social worker.

Referral is also undertaken where services of a psychiatrist, lawyer or a priest is needed to enhance and/or develop the coping mechanism of solo parents.

5. Marriage Counselling Service

Is both preventive and developmental with the goal-promoting healthy marriages and reducing the risk of marriage breakdown; It is a process which assist couples desiring to get married and marriage couples develop an understanding of the nature of marriage, family life, and a rational attitude and behaviour towards marriage life situations.

It is undertaken through group counselling as a method in its pre-marriage counselling intervention to assist would-be married couples from 18 to 25 years old applying for marriage licence as a requirement pursuant to the provisions of Articles 16 under the Family Code of the Philippines.

   Individual/Couple counselling as method is also undertaken in its marriage enrichment session and trial separation counselling interventions.

6. Family Casework Service

A short-term type of counselling which aims to bring together troubled individual and his family as a group to assess and help sort out problems affecting them.

It is addressed to families with problem in relationship as a result of crisis situations or poor communication; and families with a distressed member.

7. Practical Skills Development, Job Placement for Family Heads or Male adults

Is provided to family heads and other family members without practical skills for income generating activities; family heads and other family members who have practical skills but lacks the motivation to go into gainful employment; those family heads and other family members who have practical skills with motivation but need referral.

This is undertaken through vocational skills development; job counselling for family heads or male adults and job referral for family head or male adult.

8. Integrated Family Life Resource Center

A volunteer self-managed facility that aims to promote and strengthen family life and values and empowering the families by building their capabilities to manage and access community based support and services to other families in the community.

9. Responsible Parenthood Service

Counselling on the values of Child Spacing and planned family size as well as the resolution of psychosocial barriers to the practice of child spacing and planning the size of the family.

10.Empowerment and Reaffirmation of Parental Abilities

An intervention that gives importance and emphasis on father’s parental roles, responsibilities and abilities through activities promotive of effective performance of familial tasks of Filipino fathers. It involves conduct of modular sessions for fathers equipping them with the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills and conduct of enrichment activities that will empower Filipino fathers and for them to achieve a fulfilling experiences to fatherhood.



This program is intended to assist socially disadvantaged communities in developing their capability in defining needs and formulating solutions as well as setting up viable community structures which bring about desired social changes.


Socially disadvantaged Barangays.


1.Social Preparation for People’s Participation

It involves raising of awareness of existing community needs and problems.

2.Community Mobilization Service

It refers to effort directed at the facilitation of collective action of the community to respond to common needs and problems.

3.Community Volunteers Resource Development

     It involves service/activities to enhance, develop, and mobilize volunteers to respond to community needs/problems.

4.Development of Community Welfare Structures

     It involves strengthening or organising of viable structures that will respond the community needs/problems.