Rehoboth Children’s Home was registered by the Department of Social Welfare and Development in 2003, and began welcoming children to its premises. The several homes now constructed on the Rehoboth property can accommodate a total of 48 children, and it usually operates at full capacity. Today, our partnership with Rehoboth Children’s Home consists mainly of child sponsorships, ongoing fundraising and financial support, and periodic trips to the Philippines.
The dozens of children currently thriving at Rehoboth Children’s Home are being cared for in a family atmosphere, receiving love and individual attention from caregivers. A full time social worker is employed, who works diligently to clear for adoption those children who have been abandoned or legally surrendered. To date, Rehoboth Children’s Home has cared for a total of 195 children. Historically, around 2/3 of the children are found eligible and placed for adoption, and around 1/3 of this number are able to be reunited with their birth family following intervention.
It is crucial to address the immediate concern of children being rescued from troubling circumstances. However, it is imperative to also look at what causes families to break down, and what support can help keep them intact. The Sacred Portion Children’s Outreach and Rehoboth Sampaloc Ministries are looking to the future with a vision to positively impact the community’s health, educational, and economic needs—thus preventing children from becoming abandoned or orphaned.