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Care during crisis: A help desk and resource list for single moms


Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday, May 12, but for single moms, it might be another day of working to provide for their kids.
 
To make it a little easier for solo Pinay moms all over, GMA News Online has compiled a list of help desks, non-government organizations, charities, and foundations that single moms can turn to, when the going gets a little tough.
 
Abiertas House of Friendship
12 Santolan Road, QUezon City
Tel. (02) 724-3969
Named after Josefina Abiertas, the house started out as a home for unwed mothers. At present, Abiertas also runs a school and a special education program.
 
Alay Ng Puso (Sisters of Mother Teresa, Missionary of Charity)
Emerald Hills, Sumulong Hi-way, Antipolo, Rizal
Tel. (02) 697-6457
Contact Persons: Sr. Martina, Sr. Mercy. Sr. Lea, Sr. Loren
A crisis center for women and children
 
Angeles City Crisis Center for Women and Children
Holy Rosary Parish Hall, Angeles, Pampanga
 
Bale Josefa
2116 New York St. Don Cornelio Subdivision, Mabalacat, Pampanga
Tel. (045) 631-8181
A maternity home and temporary shelter for pregnant women
 
Grace to be Born
53 Sixto Antonio Avenue, Kapasigan, Pasig, Near Meralco Office
Tel. (02) 393-2204; (02) 635-2204
A shelter that welcomes unwed mothers and abandoned babies
 
Heart of Mary Villa
394 M.H. Del Pilar St. Malabon, Metro Manila
Tel. (02) 277-1473; (02) 277-0351
Crisis center for abandoned pregnant women
 
Solo Parents Association of the Philippines, Inc.
SPAP provides single parents and their children with an opportunity for enhancing personal growth, self-confidence and sensitivity towards others by offering an environment for support, friendship and the exchange of parenting techniques. 
 
Women of Worth (WOW)
CCF-Cagayan de Oro
Tel. (88) 8573000
PJ Square, Limketkai Center
8 Agudo Road, Cagayan de Oro City
Misamis Oriental 9000, Philippines
WOW offers a safe and compassionate environment for single moms to have fun, unwind, relate, and grow in Christ. They meet every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.
 
Kaisahang Buhay Foundation Incorporated
56 10th Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City
Tel. (02) 911-4180; (02) 912-1159; (02) 913-1469; (02) 421-4075
Fax: (632) 912-1160
E-mail: kbf@kbf.phis 
A private, non-profit, child and family welfare organization
 
NORFIL Foundation, Inc. 
Head Office
16 Mother Ignacia Avenue corner Roces Avenue, Quezon City 
(02) 372-3577; (02) 372-3578; (02) 372-3579
Fax: (02) 373-2169
Email: contact@norfil.com.ph
Skype: norfilfoundation
A foundation that offers information and assistance on issues related to foster care, community-based rehabilitation (CBR) for children and youth with disability, community-based counseling and group homes for single expectant girls or mothers, nurseries, and adoption. It has branches in other regions of the country as well.
 
Marillac Hills
DSWD North Gate, Filinvest, Zapote Rd., Alabang, Muntinlupa 
(02) 807-1589; (02) 807-1585
Fax: 807-1587, 
Contact person: Asuncion Flores, Head Social Worker 
Maternity home, temporary shelter, rehabilitation center for young women which caters to those abused, exploited or are in conflict with the law
 
Virlanie Foundation
1 Mulai St. cor. Sunrise Ave., La Paz Village, Makati City 
(02) 896-2289; (02) 890-8786 
Fax: (02) 895-5232
Contact person: Arlene Fernandez 
A temporary shelter for unwed mothers 25 years old and below, accepts women six months pregnant, but they should have had check-ups, ultrasounds and laboratory work done.
 
Life of a Single Parent in the Philippines
A personal blog of a single mom in Angeles, Pampanga that offers a wealth of resources for single parents
 
Single Moms Support Group
Contact person: Ms. Maria Amor Moran
Tel. Nos. (02) 4743544 and 0932-9187404
 
Kool Solo Parents Family Ministry
A support group for single parents that meets every Saturday from 2:30-5:30 p.m.
CCF Center, C-5 cor. Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City
Contact person: Zanne Baylon at 0917-5392784
 
—KG, GMA News
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