Country Philippines
Year 2008
Type of Measure Social services > Shelter/Safe accommodation
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description


Forty five (45) residential care unit/temporary shelters are maintained by the Department of Social Welfare and Development for Victims-Survivors of violence against women and children. Included in this number are crisis intervention units, as well as the following:

The Haven -is a Substitute Home care for Women that provide direct interventions to women victims of gender-based violence or those vulnerable to abuse and exploitation whose ages are from 18-59 years old, who need protective service as well as other services that will promote healing and recovery.

Home/Center for Girls - A child-caring facility that provides protection, care, treatment and rehabilitation services to abused and exploited girls below 18 years old

Marillac Hills (Also known as National Training School for Girls) - A child caring facility that provides care and rehabilitation to female children in conflict with the law, abused and exploited girls below 18 years old.

Reception and Study Center for Children - A child-caring facility that provides psychosocial services to children 0 to 6 years of age. The RSCC aims to help the child achieve child survival, development and protection.

Full Text

Temporary Shelters

Source of Information

Response of the Government of the Philippines to the questionnaire on violence against women, 2008